Quality Assurance

ACCREDITATION TYPECE, ASRT - Technologists/Allied Health
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    About this class

    Computed Tomography
    TiP Applications TVA Training

    Quality Assurance training provides the Technologist with instruction on the proper centering and alignment of the QA phantom, the test scans to perform and the expected results from scanning.  This training is performed virtually, in a lecture format, with Technologist interaction.  This training encompasses the equipment components, technical factors, scan modes, reconstruction of images, display of images, image quality, and image artifacts.

    • Overview

      By the end of the program Technologists should be able to center and align the QA phantom, and perform the required test and analysis.


      COURSE LENGTH: 1 Hour
      ACCREDITATION TYPE: CE, ASRT - Technologists/Allied Health
      COURSE ID: W0972CT

      Course Content:  

      • Locate the Technical Reference Manual
      • Locate the QA section and associated form(s)
      • Describe the proper care and handling of the QA phantom
      • Position the phantom for the QA scans
      • Describe the test sections of the phantom
      • List the test that are typically performed in QA
      • Select and scan with the QA protocol
      • List the expected results
      • Document the QA test results
    • Target Audience

      This course is designed for CT Technologist and/or Radiologists.

    • Prerequisites

      • TVA ready GE Advantage Workstation or GE CT scanner with a QA phantom
      • Basic knowledge of Advantage Workstation (preferred)
      • Sample exams
    • Schedule / Registration

      Please contact your GE Healthcare Representative for pricing and scheduling information.

    About TiP Virtual Assist (TVA) Training

    TiP TVA Program Overview

    TiP Virtual Assist (TVA), a GE Training in Partnership (TiP) program, revolutionizes applications training with live, remote and interactive sessions conducted from hundred or even thousands of miles away. Powered by a high-speed broadband link, TVA allows the trainer to connect directly with the customer's imaging console for simultaneous observation of the screen, shared control of the mouse and two-way interaction by phone.

    Radiologists and Technologists feel like their remote trainer is actually there in person. The end result; a boundary-less education model combining the hands-on benefits of onsite training with the convenience of distance learning for improved productivity and enhanced knowledge retention.

    After installation of your new AW or DI system, a GE Applications Specialist will contact you to schedule a convenient time for training delivery. Total duration for each TVA program varies. Some programs are designed to be delivered in one "visit", while others are segmented into "modules" to help you better manage your training time. The agenda included in the TVA training packet you will receive describes the content of each module, the recommended delivery schedule, and the total contact hours per module.

    Preparing Your Department for TVA Training

    Prepare Your Department for TVA

    Optimal training results are produced when a core group of 4 Technologists/Radiologists are dedicated to the complete program. To ensure a learning environment without distraction, the patient schedule should be modified to allow full participation during the contact hours for each module. You will need to ensure that a telephone / speakerphone is available at the system, and that your system is broadband connected.

    CE Considerations for TVA Training

    CE certification eligibility, where applicable, requires attendance of all modules in their entirety. The instructing GE Applications Specialist will verify training attendance via random roll call throughout the training program. CE certificates may be printed directly from the TiP Applications Post Training Documentation web site.