The 2017 TechNation Webinar Wednesday series is off to a great start with more than 200 individuals tuning in for “Mammography Detector Plate Repair” by Kyle Grozelle, Manager of Global Education and Training at Summit Imaging. The webinar was eligible for one CE credit from the ACI.
During his presentation, which was sponsored by Summit Imaging, Grozelle shared new expanded capabilities for the repair of detector plates for Hologic Selenia mammography systems. Summit Imaging’s research has provided insight into extending the service life of these valuable detector plates. They have also uncovered many symptoms and failures that are not related to the receptor plate.
Webinar attendees learned how mammography detector plates work as well as how new advances allow for a lower cost of ownership for these critical imaging devices. Grozelle said the environment in which the machines are working are often the cause of the damage to these well made devices. When there is a problem with these devices it is often an electronic issue or actual physical damage. He also examined and discussed failure examples, including pixel correction, while also providing an in-depth look at subcomponents that can lead to issues with operation.
Grozelle wrapped up his informative presentation with a Q&A session. Webinar attendees were invited to submit questions to Grozelle as well as Summitt Imaging CEO Larry Nguyen and James Taylor from the R&D team.
The second Webinar Wednesday presentation of 2017 was “Best Practices for Standardizing Medical Parts Procurement” by Nicole Hemphill and Jason Meister. The PartsSource-sponsored webinar had 257 attendees, including one from Guam. The webinar was eligible for one CE credit from the ACI.
Hemphill kicked off the presentation with examples of questions often heard when it comes to ordering parts. Questions included: How can I shorten the time it takes to place an order? And, How can I check the status of an order online?
Meister followed Hemphill and proceeded to provide answers to those questions and more in an informative presentation. Webinar attendees learned about the benefits of process standardization and modern best practices for parts procurement.
Meister provided an outline of the parts procurement process that includes medical parts identification, sourcing, ordering, tracking and reconciliation processes.
The webinar concluded with a Q&A session in which Meister and Hemphill fielded questions from webinar attendees.
The TechNation Webinar Wednesday Series continues to receive high praise from attendees.
“Click, click, click and another hour of training in the bag,” Janet P. wrote after the Summit Imaging webinar. “Thank you Webinar Wednesdays!!”
“Please keep the Webinar Wednesday(s) coming, we have a small department of three biomeds and find the webinars very valuable, and we love to keep informed with the latest information,” Mark H. shared.
“I love the webinars. This is great continuing education for certification renewals! It is easy to access. I can listen to them while I keep working at my desk performing PMs and repairs. Keep them going. I appreciate all the time and effort everyone involved takes to put these together,” Brian J. wrote.
“Not only (are the webinars) very informative and educational, it’s the best place to get CE points for CBETs who reside outside mainland U.S.,” Ian C. exclaimed.
“This is my first of what I hope to be many more webinars. It was both easy and insightful,” Clifford W. wrote after the PartsSource webinar.
“Thanks to Webinar Wednesday and to all the sponsors. I’m on the island of Guam and it’s hard to get to a training or even for a supplier to get to our site to give it. I’ve got a lot of information just by attending the webinars to fill the void,” Ricardo D. said in his survey.
“TechNation continues to provide real-world answers to relevant topics,” Joel P. shared.
“The Webinar Wednesdays are a great way to stay informed and get training on topics we would have to travel to obtain. Awesome use of a busy technician’s time,” Donald A. wrote.
To find out more about the TechNation Webinar Wednesday series, including the calendar of upcoming webinars and an archive of previous presentations, visit www.1TechNation.com/webinars.
TechNation webinar Wednesday would like to thank the sponsors who participated in thie webinars featured in this article. For more information, visit www.mysummitimaging.com or www.partssource.com.
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