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Introduction

The GE Revolution XR/d Systems course is a skills development course designed to provide the experienced service professional with the skills necessary to fully service and calibrate this dual detector system. The XR/d 1X platform is built around the SCPU generator, while the 2X platform is built around the JEDI generator. Both 1X & 2X systems will be covered in the course.

Prerequisites

To attend this course, the service professional must have a good understanding of the principles gained through attending Phase II or two years equivalent experience in servicing RAD equipment.

Objectives

  • Describe the factors that affect digital image quality
  • Describe how those factors are opti­mized to produce the highest quality digital images
  • Describe the function of the basic com­ponents of the GE XR/d digital radio­graphic unit
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the installation procedures associated with the GE Revolution XR/d
  • Perform the necessary digital perfor­mance monitoring and quality assur­ance procedures utilizing the GE XR/d
  • Perform all system calibrations and ad­justments to maintain the highest qual­ity images
  • Evaluate circuit functions to facilitate troubleshooting
  • Perform a complete and thorough pre­ventive maintenance inspection on the unit

Course Outline

DAY 1
  • Digital imaging process overview
  • Basic terminology
  • XR/d system overview
  • XR/d system operation
  • System specifications
  • Lab Activities
    • Basic system operation
    • AWS acquisition software
    • Image acquisition
    • Image viewer
    • Screen considerations
    • Technologist digital QC
DAY 2
  • System documentation overview Installation
  • Operations
    • ADS Workstation (1X)
    • Magic Workstation (2X)
  • Service
  • Schematics
  • Lab Activities
    • Annual physicist checks
    • Image quality
    • Signal to noise
    • Resolution
    • Contrast ratio
    • MTF
    • Flatfield/phantom IQ
    • AOP
DAY 3
  • System service
  • Lab Activities:
    • Required tools and software Remove and replace covers and system panels
    • AWS
    • Gantry
    • Operators console
    • Generator
DAY 4
  • UNIX basics
  • AWS configuration
  • Site planning and installation
  • Network configuration
  • Ethernet config
    • RT Bus
    • ArcNet Bus
    • CAN Network
    • Troubleshooting XR/d internal Net­works
  • System calibration
  • Functional checks
  • System backups
  • System restore
  • Lab Activities
    • Component location
    • Schematic location
    • Physical location
    • Connector locations
    • Fuse location/identification
    • UPS Battery check/replacement procedures UNIX Telnet session
DAY 5
  • Preventive maintenance
  • Error codes
  • System diagnostics
  • Lab Activities
    • PM
    • Diagnostics
DAY 6
  • Image Chain - Image Detection
    • IDC
      • Bad Pixel correction
      • Flatfield correction
  • Detector
  • Conditioner/Chiller
  • Lab Activities
    • Remote login to IDC
    • Turning On/Off Bad Pixel correction
    • Turning On/Off Detector calibration corrections
DAY 7
  • System service procedures
    • Software reload
      • ADS
      • IDC
      • Generator
      • Positioner
    • Troubleshooting
    • Options
    • Networking
    • Output devices
      • Laser printer
      • PACS
      • RWS
      • CAD
      • Media
    • Input devices
      • Modality worklist
  • Lab Activities
    • Load from Cold (LFC)
    • Configure and test output devices
    • Configure and test input devices
    • Backup/Restore
DAY 8
  • Generator calibration
  • Lab Activities
    • AEC calibration
    • Beam alignment
    • Collimator format
    • Bad pixel
    • Detector gain
    • Positioner calibration - Table detector
    • Positioner calibration - Wallstand detector
DAY 9
  • System schematics
    • AWS
    • Gantry
    • Generator
  • Troubleshooting
  • System diagnostics
  • Lab Activities
    • Review system diagrams and communication
    • Troubleshooting
    • System diagnostics
    • Access ADS Error logs
    • Access OS Error logs
    • Central Listing
      • Test Points
      • LED's
    • Networking
    • Power Distribution/Supplies
DAY 10
  • Course review
  • Course evaluation
  • Final exam

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