MIM Software Inservice Trainer
Before I started pursuing a clinical role on the user end of medical imaging analysis systems, I was a Senior Clinical Support Engineer with MIM Software. A major part of my job was to travel around the US and Canada to deliver inservice training sessions. The three main types of inservices I delivered were one hour product demonstrations, single- or multi-day pre-sales product training sessions, and single- or multi-day installation & training sessions. I also delivered occasional refresher courses for existing users, including MIM boot camp sessions for incoming radiation oncology residents at Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Washington. I covered product lines in both the diagnostic imaging and radiation oncology markets.
I also presented MIM's mobile medical imaging application, Mobile MIM, as part of two series of executive briefings in 2009 and 2012 organized by Apple Inc.
Interactive Contouring Workshop
The 2014 AAMD Annual Meeting offered several extra sessions, including an Interactive Contouring Workshop. As a group, we discussed challenges and common mistakes when contouring organ at risk structures like the parotid glands, submandibular glands, and glottic larynx. We were trained on the gross anatomy of those structures as well as what to look for on a CT. We were then directed to draw those structures on a sample CT using Varian Eclipse. The results from each participant were collected and a collective heat map was generated showing group agreement or disagreement with a gold standard contour set.