OEC Navigation


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    About this class

    The OEC Medical Systems, Inc* training Program is designed to provide the hospital Biomedical or Clinical Engineer with the knowledge and skills necessary to properly maintain the OEC equipment. 

    You'll receive world-class instruction from a team of experienced Technical Trainers who have spent years working with our devices. All our courses include in-depth theory with ample hands-on lab and system troubleshooting time. The course will provide all necessary Planned Maintenance (PM) activities, applicable hardware and software adjustments and system alignments. Each topic is supported with in-depth labs designed to reinforce the theory covered. Your knowledge and skills are reinforced and evaluated with troubleshooting events, daily interactive discussion, and comprehensive exams.


    • Technical Training
    • Overview

      This course is focused on the functionality of the system. The student will learn basic operating procedures from which troubleshooting the system is developed. We cover theory of operation, component location, component theory and how to troubleshoot to the FRU level.  

      You will learn how to properly calibrate instruments and determine if the Navigation System is tracking accurately.    

      Hands on labs include: 

      • System Operation, 
      • Calibration and Verification, 
      • Using Linux Commands to troubleshoot system, 
      • DICOM, Performing a PM, 
      • Software Loading and others

      Hands on learning is a major portion of this course from which the student will develop confidence of how the the system works and how it is used, which will serve them well in troubleshooting problems with the system. The student is provided a Service Manual and Operators Manual in electronic format.  

      We explain our environmental health and safety (EHS) rules and all students are expected to adhere to all safety procedures while attending this and any course held at GE OEC in Salt Lake City.

    • Target Audience

      Biomedical Engineers / Technicians

    • Prerequisites

      A solid understanding of the basic fundamental principles of X-ray imaging, including a good understanding of:

      • Digital and analog electronics
      • Microprocessors and computer circuits
      • MS-DOS operating system

      All participants should bring applicable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including all employer-provided personal dosimetry to ensure accurate exposure collection. 

      Labs are conducted on functional, ionizing-radiation producing equipment. 


    Dates for the OEC Navigation course:

       2016 Dates TBD

    Maximum number of students: 8

    Course Tuition: $9,200

    • Registration

      Because class size is limited, registration is on a "first come first serve" basis. To register, you must complete the Enrollment Packet and mail or fax it to the Training Registrar, along with the following documents:

      • Registration Form
      • Confidentiality Form
      • Tuition Fee or hard copy Purchase Order1

      Registrations cannot be taken over the phone. If you have a question, please call 1-801-536-4891 or e-mail the Training Registrar.

      All correspondence should be directed to the Training Registrar, at the following address:

      Training Registrar
      OEC Medical Systems, Inc
      640 Wright Brothers Drive
      Salt Lake City, UT 84116
      800-874-7378 (Voice) option 1
      801-536-4891 (Voice)
      801-761-9578 (fax)

      1: Final tuition payment must be received one week before the first day of the class.