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KA Imaging Appoints Seasoned Industry Executives to Key Leadership Positions

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Webinar Wednesday Imaging Sessions Deliver ‘Great Information’

By John Wallace

Webinar Wednesday teamed up with sponsor Avante Health Solutions to deliver “great information” in “Introduction to Computed Tomography.” Avante Health Solutions Vice President of Operations-Imaging Eric Davis presented a top-notch session and attendees were eligible to earn 1 credit from the ACI.

In the 60-minute webinar, Davis discussed the basics of CT including the history of computed tomography from the first generation scanners to 4th generation scanners and the advancements between each generation. He also provided a basic overview of the theory and physics that make it possible. Davis also discussed Hounsfield numbers (CT number) and the importance of them as well as the different types of applications and studies. Davis followed up with a look at common problems and cost of ownership from a maintenance perspective.

The webinar had 252 attendees for the live presentation and more have viewed a recording of the session online. The session received an attendee rating of 4 on a 5-point scale with 5 being the best possible rating.

Attendees filled out a post-webinar survey in which they were asked, “How well did the content that was delivered match what you were promised when you registered?”

“The webinar was great. I am trying to get into the imaging side and this helps with the concepts,” Senior Biomedical Technician J. Vandyke said.

“One of the best I’ve seen. Information was pointed, summarized and not a sales pitch,” said T. Wade, biomedical engineer.

“This was a very good webinar for people in our business that would like to understand that workings of CT. I enjoyed it very much,” Senior Biomedical Technician G. Haungs said.

“Exceeded my expectations. Great job. The Siemens part of me appreciated the explanation of helical scanning,” said R. Larkin, healthcare technology equipment coordinator.

“It was very good as a source of information. The other person that watched this webinar with me has many years of experience with CT. He told me that there was good coverage of material regarding CT and, based on that compliment, it seemed to be a good webinar,” Imaging Equipment Service Technician L. Mosqueda said.

“It was exactly what I expected. An overview of the concept of CT and the dynamic of service availability options and planning,” said J. Vazquez, biomedical engineer.

“100% satisfaction,” Director E. Rangel said.

“I had no prior knowledge of so much detail involving CT. Gave some great information and not too much detail as to become confused,” shared R. Campos, BMET.

“100%. Very Informative. Loved the slideshow presentation,” said E. Petrea, CBET, senior technician.

Remote Monitoring Tips Streamline Workflow

A recent Webinar Wednesday session, sponsored by Philips, featured four ultrasound experts sharing tips on how to streamline work via remote access. Those who attended the webinar “Learn How To Streamline Your Support Workflow With Remote Access To Your Philips Ultrasound Systems” are eligible for 1 credit from the ACI.

The webinar’s panel of Philips experts included Stone Dupree, ultrasound technical trainer and developer; Mark Potts, senior service product manager, ultrasound; Terri Richardson, senior global product manager; and Jim Moran, North America service product manager, ultrasound. The team showed how HTM professionals can set up the Philips OmniSphere software and connect EPIQ and Affiniti ultrasound products to the Remote Technical Connect application (a part of the OmniSphere suite of applications). OmniSphere is a software-only platform that allows professionals to access and remotely control Philips ultrasound systems and their data from anywhere they have a connection to the network. The presentation delivered tips on how to save time and money servicing and supporting equipment.

The webinar was well attended with 127 people viewing the live presentation. A recording of the webinar is available online and already HTM professionals from around the world have access to the insights provided by the Philips experts.

Webinar attendees were asked “How would you describe Webinar Wednesday to your colleagues?” in a post-webinar survey. The replies were positive with many commenting on the educational aspect of the series.

“A good tool for continuing education. A good resource to gain knowledge,” said T. Ryan, CBET.

“Excellent use of one hour. Learn and get credit towards recertification,” said S. Rivera, Senior BMET.

“A great place to learn about new products and gain insight on the direction of our field. It is also a great way to learn and to gain back some knowledge that you may have forgotten or just haven’t done in a long time,” Senior Biomedical Technician G. Haungs said.

“The best way to stay current on new medical equipment, new tools to test that equipment and a ton of information to help you sharpen your HTM skills,” said R. Marek, Imaging Specialist III.

“Webinar Wednesday is a genuine source of up-to-date information,” Senior Biomedical Engineer N. Ramaswamy said.

“Webinar Wednesday is a great way to learn about devices we might not see on a regular basis as well as refresher learning about those devices we do see and work with on a regular basis,” said D. Duck, Senior BMET.

“Webinar Wednesdays are a great opportunity to learn procedures, processes and new products that can make your job easier. And, best of all, you can do it at work. It has been a great resource,” Instructor M. Kalis said.

For more information about the Webinar Wednesday series, including a calendar of upcoming presentations and recordings of previous webinars, visit WebinarWednesday.Live.

A special thank you to the companies that sponsored the recent webinars.



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