The efficiency of the whole imaging chain has a significant impact on the performance and profitability of the entire clinic. The clinic may have invested a large amount of money for imaging devices and related solutions, like computers and software. Purely for economic reasons, it makes sense that the devices are utilized at maximum capacity: features, like imaging programs and exposure settings, are used effectively and accurately in order to achieve consistently high image quality and to avoid errors during the imaging process that can result in operation failures and downtime. The safe use of an imaging device is part of high-quality patient care, it extends the life-time of the device and meets the requirements of the authorities. The skilled and trained staff is pivotal in maintaining the quality of the whole imaging chain and consistently good image quality.
We have discovered that the features of the imaging device are quite often used in a limited way due to inadequate training which can be caused by many reasons; the time reserved for the training was too short, the issues related to the use of the device has not been discussed sufficiently and in depth or the people who got the initial training have left the clinic. Staff turnover may also affect the performance of the entire imaging chain. The know-how left together with the employee and the new employee may have experience operating a completely different device than what is used at the clinic. Adopting proper use of the imaging solution and the right policies in place facilitate the daily imaging workflow and maintains the elements necessary to produce a good image quality. Continuing education for its part will bring certainty to carry out the tasks related to daily imaging. In addition to the informational offering of our courses, the participant will receive a good dose of self-esteem. Job satisfaction and motivation will increase when the staff can show and use their own knowledge and know-how.
Imaqen offers broad-based and manufacturer independent education of diagnostic imaging in the dental and head region. Our courses consist of information about the benefits and possibilities of available imaging techniques, devices and application areas. Also, we educate about quality assurance and radiation safety. Our courses cover everything from the traditional 2D imaging to more demanding CBCT imaging of the Head & Neck region.
Good image quality, as part of first-rate patient care, is for us a matter of honour. We want to be part of promoting the know-how of healthcare professionals in this exciting and ever-evolving field of diagnostic imaging.