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This program instructs PET Technologists in the procedures required for ACR accreditation on the Discovery PET/CT scanner. Instruction is delivered by a GE PET Applications Specialist at the customer's facility. The training produces the best results when 1 to 4 Technologists are dedicated to the complete training session. It is also critical that key Physicians are available to review protocols and images. In addition, the patient schedule should be modified as indicated in the agenda to allow time for instruction.
By the end of the program, Technologists who attend the complete training agenda will be able to use the system features and perform basic to intermediate procedures as described in the skill inventory included in the TiP training package.
- ACR Submission Process/Requirements
- System/Site Preparation
- Quality Control Tests
- PET Phantom Scanning & Processing
- Clinical Imaging Requirements
- Image Review
This course is designed for PET Technologists, Physicists and Physicians.
This course has no prerequisite requirements.
Accreditation programs help you achieve superior quality
ACR accreditation programs through GE Healthcare Training in Partnership (TiP) are the solid investment to help you achieve accreditation for GE Healthcare products today and tomorrow.
GE Healthcare TIP ACR accreditation programs deliver excellent solutions for your facility.
They offer a cost-effective approach that can:
- Reduce costly resubmissions
- Get your technologists back to scanning faster
- Minimize lost revenue by shortening unproductive scanner time
- Help your staff make subsequent submissions on their own
This accreditation process provides a formal CE-approved educational program that will reduce burden on your staff and provide:
- Assistance with equipment QA and QC
- Performance of ACR phantom studies
- Improved clinical image submissions
Preparing Your Staff for Onsite Training
Preparing Your Staff for Onsite Applications
Our experience clearly shows that the maximum transfer of knowledge occurs when no more than 4 of our participants work with the Applications Specialist throughout the entire training program.
We advise that the personnel selected should fulfill the following criteria:
- Relevant previous experience
- Good knowledge of medical technology and terminology
- Willingness to learn through meeting new challenges
- Ability to communicate skills to others
- Understanding of department routines
From an operational standpoint your department will benefit most by selecting those who will be primary operators of the system rather than those in a supervisory/management role.
Comprehensive preparation for the training program is essential to its success. Before training, selected personnel should:
- Study the Operator's Manual delivered with your system
- Ensure familiarity with relevant areas of technology and terminology through reading current literature
- Have their normal duties delegated for the training period
Preparing Your Department for Onsite Training
Preparing Your Department for Onsite Applications
Recommended department conditions:
- Room construction should be complete and all necessary permits granted
- System installation, calibration and performance testing is complete
- Open house visits and other staff training are not scheduled
- Instruction on ancillary equipment is completed before system training
- Department routine is organized to minimize interruptions
- Physicians and other personnel who may need to be present at times during the training are notified
- Imaging accessories, archive media and other supplies are available
- Patient exams are scheduled according to the training agenda
Note: If for any reason your department is not completely ready, please do not hesitate to reschedule training. Incomplete preparation may compromise the quality of the program.
CE Considerations for Onsite Training
Continuing Education credit may be earned by Technologists who complete the training curriculums as presented by the Applications Specialist. The Applications training is designed to enhance learning, prepare the Technologists to provide the best patient care possible and to achieve particular learning outcomes or objectives. Planning for this training requires the use of certain content and instructional strategies.