Training Levels

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The rules about working around the MRI scanner as well as having an access key goes as follows:


Level 1: Observer - Anyone and everyone wishing to work around the magnet at the DBIC must first watch the Safety Videos that is posted on the DBIC wiki website and on the afs server (ask your PI how to access this). Once you have done this you are permitted to be in the magnetic environment as an observer only. You must be accompanied by Terry Sackett (terry.sackett@dartmouth.edu) (the MR Technologist) or a fully trained MR user. You may not help run the scanner, screen subjects or load subjects into the scanner. ACCESS KEY NOT PERMITTED


Level 2: Scan Buddy - In order to become a scan buddy you must first watch the Safety Videos and then attend a full safety class with Terry Sackett. Once you have done this you are permitted to work in the magnetic environment with Terry or a fully trained MR user's supervision. You may act as a fully trained user's second during an experiment and offer help in an emergency situation. You may provide supervised help in running the scanner and loading subjects into the magnet. ACCESS KEY NOT PERMITTED


Level 3: Fully Trained User - In order to become a fully trained user you must first have completed levels 1-2 of training. You must then gain as much experience as you can observing and helping to run the scanner with the assistance of Terry or another fully trained user until you feel you are proficient in running the scanner on your own. This is a self paced process. It is your responsibility to find time to come down to the scan room during the day with Terry or in the evenings/weekends with another fully trained user to get the experience you need to complete your training. Once you feel you are proficient in all aspects of scanning, you will then be tested orally and practically on your scanning skills and knowledge of Emergency Procedures, Subject Screening Policies, rebooting the scanner, positioning and loading subjects into the scanner, scanning a subject, ending an exam, and transferring scan data to the server. Once you pass this test you are considered a fully trained user and will be given access to the scan room via your Dartmouth ID. ACCESS KEY GRANTED

You can familiarize yourself with scanning by following this link. The Philips Console and Software