ForgeFX Simulations is proud to be a training simulator vendor for General Electric Healthcare, a leading manufacturer and distributor of medical diagnostic equipment. By delivering simulation-based training software for medical equipment to GE Healthcare, ForgeFX helps field engineers more effectively diagnose and repair issues, so that patients can reliable receive the care they need.
ForgeFX developed a number of virtual training simulators products for GE Healthcare, including applications for MR, CT and Vascular field engineers. These training simulators allow GE Healthcare technicians to train for the technical maintenance of diagnostic imagining equipment on a standard computer, without the need for access to the real-world equipment. Trainees are able to work on the simulator to practice and learn how to conduct the corrective and planned maintenance procedures and tasks associated with each piece of equipment.
Students can develop in-depth knowledge of each machine and their components before ever having to have access to actual equipment, which can be difficult and costly to attain access to. Technicians can practice for the maintenance and repairs they’ll need to conduct at a given facility prior to arriving, thus increasing their productivity and effectiveness.
In addition to an increase in productivity, there’s an increase in safety, as no radiation is incurred through the use of the simulator as opposed to the real-world equipment. Also, there’s no risk of damaging the actual equipment when training on a simulated machine. This benefit gives trainees the freedom to experiment and learn techniques in a risk-free virtual environment where mistakes become learning opportunities, rather than dangerous or costly incidents, as they can when training with actual equipment.
Medical device training simulators have become increasingly popular in recent years as a tool for field engineers to train on the repair and maintenance of complex equipment such as MRI and CT scanners. These simulators offer a range of benefits that traditional training methods cannot match, making them an essential tool for any medical device service organization.
One of the main advantages of using medical device training simulators is that they provide a safe and controlled environment in which field engineers can practice and refine their skills. This is particularly important when working with expensive and complex equipment like MRI and CT scanners, where a mistake during repair or maintenance could result in significant downtime and costly repairs. Simulators allow engineers to learn from mistakes without any negative consequences, helping them to gain confidence and competence in a risk-free environment.
Another benefit of medical device training simulators is that they can be customized to replicate the exact make and model of the equipment being serviced. This means that engineers can practice on the specific machines they will be working on, ensuring they are familiar with the equipment and confident in their ability to make repairs. Simulators can also simulate a range of fault scenarios, providing engineers with a comprehensive understanding of potential issues they may encounter in the field.
Medical device training simulators can also help to reduce the costs associated with traditional training methods, such as travel expenses and downtime. With simulators, engineers can train remotely and at their own pace, minimizing disruption to their work schedule and reducing the need for expensive travel. This makes training more accessible and cost-effective for medical device service organizations of all sizes.
In summary, medical device training simulators offer a range of benefits to field engineers looking to train on the repair and maintenance of complex equipment like MRI and CT scanners. They provide a safe and controlled environment for learning, can be customized to replicate specific equipment and fault scenarios, and can help to reduce costs associated with traditional training methods. By utilizing simulators, medical device service organizations can ensure their field engineers are confident and competent in making repairs, leading to improved equipment uptime, reduced downtime, and greater customer satisfaction.
About General Electric Healthcare
GE Healthcare is an American multinational conglomerate incorporated in New York and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. The company is a manufacturer and distributor of diagnostic imaging agents and radiopharmaceuticals for imaging modalities that are used in medical imaging procedures. Further, it develops Health technology for medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, disease research, drug discovery, and biopharmaceutical manufacturing. The company was incorporated in 1994 and operates in more than 100 countries. GE Healthcare operates as a subsidiary of General Electric.
About General Electric
General Electric is an American multinational conglomerate incorporated in New York and headquartered in Boston. The company operates through the following segments: aviation, healthcare, power, renewable energy, digital industry, additive manufacturing, venture capital and finance, lighting, transportation, and oil and gas.
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