Level 3 - Scanner Operator Training
Level 3 training builds on Level 1 and 2 training and provides the additional knowledge necessary for independent operation of the MRI system. Level 3 personnel have access to all areas of the MRI suite and, when operating the scanner, are responsible for the safety of research personnel, participants and visitors. Scanner Operator training is available to advanced graduate students, post-docs, faculty and certain other individuals at the discretion of the administration. Undergraduates may not operate the scanner. MRI Scanner Operation Training requirements:
- overview of MRI system start-up and shutdown procedure
- orientation of MR equipment room, O2 connections, vacuum valve, immobilization pillows, ear protection, head coil and mirror
- supervised execution of routine scanning procedures
Level 3 access will be granted if the RUBIC Executive Committee believes the individual to be capable of independent scanner operation following a period of supervised scanning.