Imaging service professionals received a special treat with the free TechNation webinar “CT Best Practices and More” presented by Jerome Howard, a sales support engineer at Dunlee, a division of Philips. The Dunlee-sponsored webinar provided some great insights for the 162 people who watched the webinar live and is available online for on-demand viewing.
Howard discussed failure modes of X-ray and CT tubes to kick off his presentation focusing on the “and More” portion of the webinar first. He listed arcing, track damage, broken filament, bearings, port window damage and overheating as some common issues. He addressed each in detail and provided troubleshooting tips.
In the “CT Best Practices” portion of the webinar, Howard talked about OEM planned maintenance schedules and the success many have had doing more. He said there are benefits to performing additional PM procedures including improved tube life and system reliability.
Howard also shared some tips for improved performance, including:
In summary, Howard expressed the importance of understanding failure modes to help reduce downtime before taking questions from attendees during an informative Q&A session.
Howard said more information is available from the Dunlee Academy, including step-by-step guides for field service engineers. Also, an updated version of the Dunlee app will soon be available for download.
The webinar continued the streak of well-received educational programming from TechNation.
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