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By on April 15, 2011

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In fact i did received emails about medical equipment repair from fellow members. Many of them asked about the repair info of medical equipment/hospital instrument like X-ray machine, Ultrasound, ECG and etc. For your information the MRI and CT Scan are also under medical equipment. I told them those info were hardly found from the internet. All these equipment are considered precision equipment and only can be handled by a trained and approved technicians. Those medical equipment is calibrated to the very HIGHEST STANDARDS – each technician uses state-of-the-art SPECIALISED MEDICAL TEST EQUIPMENT for troubleshooting. If you are in this repair field, we would like to hear from you about your medical equipment repair experience-thanks!

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  1. Gerald Musy

    April 16, 2011 at 2:08 am

    Hi Jestine,
    I used to work in medical equipment repair quite a while ago for a few years. We were specialized in cardiology equipment, repairing ECG, monitors, ultrasound, defibrillators and…, even treadmills (used by cardiologists to make ECG under physical stress!). This is a fascinating field but you are right, you need to be accredited by the equipment manufacturers, attending their training and then getting access to spares and technical documentation and support. Often yes you need special equipment for testing and calibration.

    We were also selling pacemakers, which led us to attend implants and teach the surgeon how to program the device. This leads me to write about an often forgotten aspect of this job: occasionally you need to do on site repairs, either because the equipment is too big to bring to your workshop or, as we had contracts with hospitals and clinics, we needed to visit them once a week and check the monitors and other equipment, then collect the faulty ones for workshop repair.

    This means that you might be in emergency rooms and see patients with very bad injuries, to say the less. Not everyone can stand this; hospital environment is difficult to cope with. You will also have to dress like a surgeon to access some areas.

    Otherwise it is a very rewarding field to be in, technically challenging with a very important human relation component. It is a field where there is no margin for error. For the ones who can stand it, it will eventually make them stronger.

    Gerald Musy

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  2. admin

    April 16, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    HI Gerald,

    This is a really great post-"to dress like a surgeon" ha! I believe many readers will appreciate your post.

    Jestine

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  3. Waleed Rishmawi

    April 18, 2011 at 12:05 am

    indeed a very interesting comment. on the other hand, if you look at it that way, doctors heal people up and we (kind of) have the same kind of job..we heal equipment..so I guess we should be called doctors too. lol

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  4. admin

    April 18, 2011 at 12:25 am

    You are right! Thanks for the comment Dr Waleed.

    Jestine

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