At AUE, Ltd, we are pleased to offer courses in our training facility in Northampton, giving hands-on access to ultrasound systems and the expertise of the AUE technicians and trainers.

Our objective for training is to make the student competent and confident in their ability to maintain and service the equipment.


Courses Available

Introduction to Diagnostic Ultrasound

This three-day class provides the student with the knowledge to carry out preventative maintenance on virtually any diagnostic ultrasound system and its transducers, and lays the foundation for advanced service training.

This course includes an overview of ultrasound, its clinical application, ultrasound physics, theory of operation, first line servicing, preventative maintenance & performance testing skills and diagnostic fault finding techniques. This course will deliver:
  • Basic Ultrasound Theory
  • Ultrasound physics
  • Clinical application of ultrasound
  • Theory of operation
  • Block diagram components common to all ultrasound systems including probe types

Students should have a basic knowledge of electronic theory
Advanced Service Training

These courses range between one and three days, will be model specific and will cover:

  • Power system theory and design
  • Hardware and software design changes and compatibility
  • Recovering from and troubleshooting software errors
  • DICOM and PACS configuration and testing
  • Common failures and methods of troubleshooting
  • User maintenance and backups
  • First line support and diagnosing faults
  • Replacing spare parts

Advanced Service Training courses include a number of hands-on sessions, with a small number of students per system to ensure each student gets to participate. The student will leave with a training manual and a CD that provides reference information they will find useful after the training course.

Courses are available for the following systems:

  • GE Logiq E9 / Vivid E9
  • GE Voluson E8 / E6
  • GE Vivid S5 / S6
  • GE Portables (Vivid i/q, Logiq E, Voluson i/e)
  • Philips Epic 7 / Epic 5
  • Philips Sparq
  • Philips Affinity 70/50
  • Philips IU22 / IE33
  • Siemens Acuson S3000 / S2000 / S1000
  • Siemens Acuson SC2000 X300 / X150
  • Siemens Acuson Antares
  • Acuson Sequoia
  • Toshiba Medical: Aplio 500 / 300, Aplio MX / XG / XV, Nemio XG / Xario XG
About The Instructor:
Jim Carr has over 30 years of experience in diagnostic imaging in the disciplines of field service, quality assurance, regulatory affairs, manufacturing, product development and technical support, with companies including Technicare, Johnson and Johnson Ultrasound, and Acuson. Most recently, he has provided leadership for the technical operations and quality systems at multivendor service organizations; as the executive director of service programs for Unisyn Medical Technologies and as VP of operations and quality at Sonora Medical Systems. Technically trained and experienced on multiple imaging modalities, Jim is regarded as a technical expert on diagnostic ultrasound systems and transducers. He has been a frequent presenter of seminars and workshops at biomedical and clinical engineering meetings on subjects such as testingand quality assurance of ultrasound systems and developing a support strategy for diagnostic imaging equipment.
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