Appleton, Wis. – Technical Prospects, a leader in the medical imaging industry, has announced the launch of its BioMed to Imaging Academy as a new addition to its existing imaging service training programs: Integrated Training and Custom/Corporate Training. Development of the curriculum comes in response to industry demand for a support-driven training program specifically focused on biomedical technicians (biomeds) who are ready to take the next step into servicing medical imaging equipment.
“In light of the ongoing shortage of qualified imaging engineers and the ever-evolving needs of the medical imaging industry, we knew we needed to develop a program that provides more than what traditional training can offer,” said Sam Darweesh, Chairman of Engineering and Vice President of Operations at Technical Prospects.
Unique in its mentor-led approach, this two-year instructional program is designed to partner with healthcare organizations by building confidence in novice engineers through one-on-one, dedicated training from the most knowledgeable industry-leading experts. Ongoing guidance is also provided by mentors who are carefully paired with students based on their specific learning needs and personality profiles, ensuring optimal retention of the subject matter and improved on-the-job performance. More importantly, for the program duration, students gain readily available support and access to instructors and staff who bring decades of combined experience to the program, having worked on some of the most advanced imaging systems in the world.
To better accommodate the needs of aspiring imaging engineers from around the country, the BioMed to Imaging Academy combines the flexibility of online virtual classroom instruction—through Technical Prospects’ exclusive Interactive Virtual Training Academy (IVTA)—with the confidence-building benefits of in-person training on state-of-the-art equipment at their Appleton, Wisconsin facility. The newly designed world-class imaging suit for the Biomed to Imaging Academy was established with equipment and capabilities specific to the program and will provide students an exceptional experience while beginning their journey into imaging. Additional workshops and on-the-job training are scheduled throughout the year to round out the curriculum.
“This training program offers advantages in flexibility, confidence, and certainty for students and healthcare providers alike, in that they can be assured they will get the most from the training and be able to service and maintain their medical imaging systems properly,” said Darweesh.
As with all of Technical Prospects’ well-known, robust training programs, the BioMed to Imaging Academy courses were developed to meet the rigorous guidelines of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), which include proper instructor licensing and training, maintaining high quality presentation skills, upholding an appropriate class format, utilizing a tailored approach and customer focus, and much more.
About Sam Darweesh, Chairman of Engineering and Vice President of Operations
Before obtaining his master’s degree, Darweesh earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and has 20+ years of experience as a CT and MRI senior engineer and subject matter expert. He has provided skilled recommendations to engineers in North and South America and has led major strategic projects on CT and MRI systems across the globe. Darweesh is also an adjunct professor of medical imaging and collaborates with worldwide major independent service organizations (ISOs) in the field.
About Technical Prospects
Founded in 1997, Technical Prospects is a 360° medical imaging solutions provider established through their core pillars of medical imaging Parts, Training and Support. Powered by the most knowledgeable and advanced staff of medical imaging engineers and trainers in the world, combining decades of experience servicing the most advanced, complex, and modern imaging systems. The ISO 13485:2016 and ISO 9001:2015 Certified, family-run company, is the go-to knowledge and solutions resource for healthcare organizations around the globe. Since its inception, the Appleton, Wisconsin-based organization has been committed to meeting or exceeding customer requirements and strives to continuously improve the process.