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Quality Control Processes for PET/CT Inverters

Quality Control Processes for PET/CT Inverters

At Sigmed Imaging, we specialize in delivering high quality and precision medical parts for CT and PET machines.

This is, in some ways, a tall order, as there's a lot of quality control process that has to be followed. Since these machines contribute to life-saving clinical processes, everything has to be 100% quality controlled in delivering these assets to healthcare centers.

Here are some of the parts of this process that apply to these types of machines and components.

What is an Inverter?

Simply speaking, an inverter takes a particular kind of common electrical energy and transfers it into a different type of energy that works for a given machine or installation. Here’s what one manufacturer has to say about the role of inverters in these kinds of environments:

“A constant power supply is an essential requirement of any medical facility. The medical instruments are sensitive and can easily damage by inconsistencies in power. Therefore it’s necessary to have inverters as an emergency power backup to provide a steady power stream. Failure to do so can have consequences like system breakdown, downtime, and eventually, a possible patient death. So it’s crucial to have inverters installed wherever necessary to prevent such incidents.”

CT/PET machines have their own specific needs in terms of inverters to help power these important diagnostic machines.

Let's go over some of the quality control processes that apply here.

Smooth Edges

Quality control people have to look and make sure that a component like this does not have any burrs or sharp edges protruding from the case or shield.

These metal-housed appliances have to be safe for use in a clinical environment.

Visual inspection ensures that these parts will not be shipped with sharp protrusions that could hurt users or others.

Accuracy and Sensitivity

The components also need to be checked for their precision and delivering the right level of support for clinical machines. Here the electrical flow pattern is important, as is the proper positioning and calibration of parts and pieces.

Clean Room Production

The inverter also needs to be free of any dirt or dust, along with lint or fibers. Greasy or oily substances should also be removed from these parts and components prior to shipping.

At the end of the day, clinicians rely on CT/PET machines and components that are clean, safe, reliable and durable for a medical environment.

You'll see these machines at work in busy healthcare offices, with clinicians depending on them for important procedures and tests. So we are proud to be part of delivering GE CT/PET components and other gear to our customers. Look through the site to find out more about our role in quality healthcare, our quality control process, and our commitment to guaranteed results.

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