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TechNation’s Webinar Wednesday Starts Strong in 2017

The 2017 TechNation Webinar Wednesday series is off to a great start with more than 200 individuals tuning in for the live presentation “Mammography Detector Plate Repair” by Kyle Grozelle, Manager of Global Education and Training at Summit Imaging. The webinar was eligible for 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.

Prizes were awarded during the inaugural webinar of 2017. Mark Harris of Tanana Chiefs Conference, Alaska won an ICE (Imaging Community Exchange) blanket that was given away during the live webinar. Janet Pavenyouma of Yuma Regional Medical Center in Arizona won an Amazon gift card.

Every attendee was a winner based on reviews submitted via a post-webinar survey.

“Click, click, click and another hour of training in the bag,” Janet P. wrote. “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.

“Webinar Wednesdays are the best! Informative, convenient, and very interesting,” Daniel S. said.

“Webinar Wednesdays are awesome! I get knowledge I otherwise would not have,” said Jeff R.

“Not only (are the webinars) very informative and educational, it’s the best place to get CE points for CBETs who resides outside mainland U.S.,” Ian C. exclaimed.

The next webinar is “Best Practices for Standardizing Medical Parts Procurement.” It will be presented by Nicole Hemphill, Business Development Director at PartsSource, and Jason Meister,

Director of Technical Services at PartsSource, on Wednesday, Feb. 15.

To find out more about the TechNation Webinar Wednesday series, including a schedule of upcoming presentations, visit

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