X-ray Interpretation Training Class
The X-ray Interpretation Training Class allows each student to improve his X-ray interpretation skills while maintaining a constant state of readiness, by providing real-world simulation of the X-ray screening process. X-ray simulations are used as part of the training to demonstrate and evaluate how to analyze X-ray images. As part of the class, the student is exposed to a wide variety of X-ray images and he will have to analyze it to determine if it contains any threats. To successfully complete the course, the student needs to complete one X-ray Interpretation Practice and pass the X-ray Interpretation Final Exam.
The student may use a variety of features such as zoom, colour, inorganic strip, organic strip, black & white, and inverse to modify the X-ray image. After analyzing the X-ray image, the student has the option of passing an X-ray image that is clear of threats, inspecting if it contains a possible threat, and holding if it contains an obvious threat. If the hold button is pressed, a pushpin will appear and the student will be instructed to mark the threat within the X-ray image. The student is not only scored based on the number of correct decisions, but also on the path followed to arrive at those decisions.
X-ray Interpretation Practice – Each student can practice their X-ray interpretation skills using an on-screen simulation of the system. The X-ray image library in the simulation contains both innocent and threat items. The industry specific image library will expose the student to a variety of threat items. The student will improve their skills by advancing through three levels of difficulty based on image complexity and orientation of the threat.
As each student works through practice sessions, a sophisticated algorithm monitors and tracks actions and decisions made for each image. Upon completion of a practice session, the algorithm determines if the student had difficulty correctly responding to any X-ray images. Based on the student’s performance, subsequent practice sessions are tailored to meet the specific training needs of the student. This leads to more efficient and effective training, which results in higher detection rates and lower false alarm rates.
Ongoing X-ray Interpretation Training – The X-ray library contains a large number of threat items. The key to high hit rates and low false alarms rates is to have the skills to effectively recognize real threats. To do this, each student must develop knowledge of what a wide variety of threats look like under X-ray. The more different types of threats a student sees during training, the better prepared he will be to identify these threats in an operational setting. Trainers can also tailor training sessions to focus on specific threats of concern for their organization. The image library and the adaptive algorithm provide an effective way to continuously increase the detection skills of each student.
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