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. Webinar attendees were eligible to receive 1 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.

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Another recent presentation of the Webinar Wednesday Series was the Conquest Imaging-sponsored webinar “Verifying Image Quality, How to Use an Ultrasound Phantom.” Webinar participants were eligible for 1 CE credit from the ACI.

Conquest Imaging Training Director Jim Rickner did an outstanding job of explaining what can sometimes be a complex subject. Rickner, who has over 30 years of experience working on a variety of electronic equipment, is a renowned instructor and sought out speaker in the ultrasound industry.

During the webinar, Rickner reviewed some poor image quality complaints from the field, described and illustrated the purpose of an ultrasound phantom and discussed multiple test descriptions and procedures for using a phantom in evaluating image quality.

The webinar concluded with an insightful Q&A session. Rickner fielded questions from attendees and provided helpful answers. Attendees were also encouraged to email him questions.

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Attendees shared their evaluations of the sessions in post-webinar surveys.

“This is my first Webinar Wednesday, but I will continue to attend them as much as possible when they discuss things that are relevant to my current position and where I want to go in biomed. Thank you for the free education and keep up the good work,” Joe H. shared.

“I’ve been in the biomed field for over 10 years and I learn something new in every session,” Clifford W. said.

“Webinar Wednesday is a revolutionary idea to aiding HTM’s continued learning and advancing toward providing better patient care from the equipment reliability side,” Daniel T. wrote.

“The MD Publishing Webinars are a fantastic way to stay up to date with the latest trends in biomedical technology, and for refreshing your memories on topics you have trained on in the past and could use some brushing up on. The speakers are all industry personnel who are knowledgeable and generous with that knowledge and their time,” Eddie F. shared.

“The Webinar Wednesday series is a must for every HTM professional. I share info from the webinars in my staff meetings and encourage staff to participate,” Salim K. wrote. ICE

For more information about the webinar series, including a calendar of upcoming webinars and recordings of previous webinars, visit 1TechNation.com/webinars.