Revision Date: 3/13/2019 BMC Contacts ..........................1 Scanner Operation ........................2 How to do a “Standby” Reboot ................2 How to Turn Off the MRI Scanner/Computer (Full Shutdown)......3 How to Turn on the MRI Scanner/Computer ............4 ...
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 Scanner Operation How to do a “Standby” Reboot This type of reboot clears most errors and takes approximately 10 minutes 1. Make sure the scanner bed is at the home position (all the way up and all the way out) 2.
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 9. Wait a few seconds and then press the “system on” button on the Siemens scanner control box located on the wall next to the MR Scanner window 10. When the scanner starts booting up, the LCD screen in the scanner room will turn back 11.
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 7. Press the blue “system off” button on the Siemens scanner control box located on the wall next to the MR Scanner window How to Turn on the MRI Scanner/Computer 1. You must first press the “system on” button on the Siemens scanner control box located on the wall next to the MR Scanner window 2.
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 How to Check the System Manager 1. Click the “System” tab at the top of the screen 2. Click on “Control” 3. You will get a “System Manager” pop-up box - within the “System Manager” box you can check that the “Host,”...
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 How to Restart the Coldhead 1. In case of a power-surge, or other problem, the Coldhead may need to be restarted 2. You will know the Coldhead has been shut off if you do NOT hear the steady “chirping” noise in the scanner room 3.
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 How to Reboot the Chiller 1. If you get “cooling errors” while scanning you can try to reboot the chiller to clear the faults, some examples include: Cooling System: EPC Temperature High Cooling System: Return Pressure Low ...
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 Export and Save Raw Data Files (.RDA and Raw) How to Map a Non-Dicom Network Folder on the Scanner Console 1. Enable the advanced user mode (you will need a tech for this step) 2. Click control and click escape key 3.
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 How to Transfer Raw Data Using TWIX Software 1. Enable the advanced user mode (you will need a tech for this step) 2. Click control and click escape key 3. Open the command terminal 4. Type: TWIX - then press enter 5.
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 Prisma Cleanup Procedures General Cleanup Guidelines 1. Put the head coil away in the coil cabinet with top attached 2. All cables should be untangled and placed on the appropriate hooks completely off the ground to prevent being stepped on (please see below pictures) 3.
2. To clear the alarm, press the talk button on the intercom associated with the squeeze ball - Siemens (#2 talk or #3 alarm) or headphones button - Res Tech (TALK) you gave the participant 3. Talk to your participant through the intercom system associated with the headphones you gave your participant (res tech, siemens or opto system) 4.
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 How to Run the Daily Stability Warmup Setting up the Phantom 1. Place the phantom and phantom cushion inside the either the 20, 32 or 64 channel head coil (round end at top of coil) 2. Secure the top half of the head coil by clicking it in and plugging in cable(s) if necessary 3.
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 How to Run the ABCD Phantom QA The ABCD phantom should be run at least once per week. This QA protocol may take the place of the daily warmup. The full version takes 29min and the quick version takes 16min.
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 Register the Phantom 1. Press the “little person” key on the keyboard to bring up the registration screen 2. Enter phantom information (all required fields are indicated in bold except required data destination= Referring physician) Last Name = ABCDPhantom017_32CH or ABCDPhantom017_64CH ...
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 Running Scans 1. Press the green play button to start the first localizer 2. Set up sequence #3: SNR_Map by centering the yellow box on the phantom – it should be placed right through the cap (the cap is circled in red below) then click the green check (green circle) 3.
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 How to Trigger Test Stimuli/Tasks Setting up the Phantom 1. Place the phantom and phantom cushion inside the 20ch head coil (round end at top of coil) 2. Secure the top half of the head coil by clicking it in and plugging in cable(s) if necessary 3.
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 Coil Warnings - Protocol Was Fixed If you see warning messages while scanning, please read the message and address the issue. DO NOT just click “OK”. Ask a tech for help if you are uncomfortable with resolving the issue on your own. Please be vigilant, as we do not refund scans for this type of issue.
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 Check which coils are turned on in the system card of the sequence after the system auto detects the new coil to make sure they are correct Note – if you are using the 20ch or 64ch coils the neck elements “NE” do not need to be on...
6. The below linked SOP was made specifically for the HCP study, but it will give you an idea of what to look for http://www.bmap.ucla.edu/docs/HCP_AutoAlign_QA.pdf ***This glitch has been reported to Siemens, but there is no way to know when and if there will be a fix. AP/PA Copy Reference Issue If you are using Siemens product sequences with different phase encoding directions (e.g.
5. Note, this will not recover the data so it is important to check each sequence as you go ***This glitch has been reported to Siemens, but there is no way to know when and if there will be a fix. This issue has not occurred since Dec 2017.
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 Prisma VE11C Scanner Warnings/Messages/Errors Adjustment Measurement Was Aborted If you ever encounter any kind of adjustment error try to see if the scanner will let you continue scanning by clicking ok on the error and re-running the sequence. If you can’t continue then perform a standby shutdown which takes about 5-7 min.
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 Participant Registration Errors 1. You cannot confirm your registration due to the below error This happens when there are still active sequences in the Exam Card Go back to the Exam card and stop (red square) or Skip (>) the remaining sequences in the queue ...
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 Slice Timing for BOLD Sequences and other BOLD Questions 1. When EPI slice are collected in a mosaic/volume, are they interleaved or sequential? Interleaved (that is the default) 2. When collected interleaved, are all the odd numbered slices collected first? ...
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 Preparation Scans related to Regular BOLD Sequences 1. To ensure that a steady-state magnetization is achieved when multiple averages or measurements are acquired, a number of preparation scans are performed at the start of the measurement 2. The number of preparation scans is set within the sequences, and chosen so that the preparation time is longer than 3 seconds ...
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 Current Designs Button Box and Trigger Setup (FORP 932) There is no on/off switch and this device does not need to be unplugged Device Selection 1. DO NOT set the interface settings until you plug in the button box inside the scanner room –...
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 2. On the small screen you will see the “setting description” which includes the device selected as well as the response setting selected 3. Be sure to plug in the trigger cable before starting your stimuli 4. Set the interface back to the “autoconfigure” menu after scan Troubleshooting Button Response and Trigger Interface Box Response Lights...
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 C. USB is flashing on the interface LCD screen 1. This indicates the USB trigger cable is not plugged into your computer D. It looks like buttons are being held down because the button interface lights are on 1.
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 Goggle Setup Tech Remote (Talk Box) 1. To change any settings on the Tech Remote intercom you will need to scroll the far right wheel “Menu” to the appropriate setting - press down on the wheel - scroll to change the setting - press down again to lock in that setting 2.
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 RIGHT if you want to see the Dell Desktop on the “Goggles” monitor LEFT if you want to see the BMC Mac laptop or your laptop on the “Goggles” monitor Troubleshooting 1. If the goggles aren’t working, turn off the “System PWR” on the talk box, wait 10 seconds and then turn it back on 2.
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 Resonance Technology Tech Remote (Talk Box) Setup Volume Settings 1. Hearing sensitivity varies so always check with your participant to make sure you are using the appropriate volume level - start at a level of 50 and adjust up or down from as needed 2.
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 Tech Remote Reset 1. Scroll first blue wheel to 1 2. Scroll second blue wheel to 2 3. Scroll third blue wheel to 3 4. Hold down the TALK button until you see it countdown 15 seconds 5.
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 Siemens Talk Box Setup 1. You must use the Siemens talk box to talk & listen to your participant if you are using the Siemens headphones or no headphones 2. You must also make sure that the volume on the scanner’s control panel is turned up so the participant can hear the task computer 3.
– just don’t forget to put it back up before talking to the participant 8. To talk to the participant press the bottom silver button (#2) 9. Use the Siemens talk box to listen to your participant’s responses...
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 10. The speaker knob (#8) controls the volume that you hear in the control room 11. Note: there is no volume control for the volume of your voice to the participant – please manually adjust your voice volume if need be Using Active Noise Cancellation 1.
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 Troubleshooting Tips 1. If you are using the active noise cancellation and get a “out of range” error this means your volume was too high – press the “Stop” wait a couple seconds and then press “ANC” again to reactivate the noise cancellation 2.
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 BOLDScreen LCD Specifications 1. Resolution: 1920 x 1200 (60Hz) 2. 24” screen 3. 52cm wide 4. 115cm from the participant’s eyes to the screen Turning on the LCD 1. For laptops: plug the LCD HDMI cable into the laptop using an adapter if needed (the desktop is always plugged in and active) 2.
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 6. Prescription lenses are available if needed – they range -6 to +6 and are kept in the cabinet above the participant lockers Troubleshooting Tips A. The LCD is not displaying the laptop screen, but you can see the desktop computer screen 1.
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 How to use E-Prime with the Desktop Computer and LCD Duplicate/Mirrored Display with E-Prime 1. Setup the display to work with a duplicate display E-Prime task You do not need to touch the desktop switch box ...
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 HCP Physiological Device Setup ECG/Respiratory Setup 1. The ECG/Respiratory device MUST be placed into the gray holder for safety reasons– this module should never directly touch the participant’s skin as it can heat up Pulse Setup 1. The finger pulse device should be placed on the left ring finger – nail polish remover is available in the scanner room drawer labelled HCP if needed (note the remover will not work on gel nail polish) 2.
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 How to Use FIRMM to Monitor Motion during BOLD scans Quick Overview Register Participant FIRMM_session_start Localizer Start FIRMM Software Setup the Scanner Console Follow these steps every time you run an MR session 1. Note – you do not need to be logged into advanced user to run FIRMM 2.
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 Then click on the Xshell shortcut on the right 6. Once the terminal opens click Connect 7. Then type FIRMM to start the software 8. The software will take a moment to load 9. When FIRMM starts, an X11 terminal should open and you should see a screen like this: Using FIRMM 1.
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 6. If the participant ID that appears on FIRMM's display is not correct for this session, you will be asked to restart FIRMM after some DICOMs have been sent for your current session 7. To restart, close FIRMM and relaunch the program - make sure you have collected at least a localizer scan before you press start again.
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 HCP Guidelines (see full HCP SOP for more details) 1. STOP and REPEAT SCAN in the first 60 sec if the [< 0.4 mm section score] is 50% or less (green square above) 0.4 mm < 50% in first 60 sec = high motion = stop and repeat scan 2.
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 How to Use the MR Camera Quick Overview EXT On Open VLC Ctrl+C Play Equipment 1. Head coil 2. Head coil mirror frame 3. MReyes camera (mounted in the back of the bore) 4. Desktop Computer 5.
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 Participant Setup Position your participant 2. Position the mirror so the participant can see the whole LCD screen 3. Landmark the participant and move them into the bore 4. Verify camera positioning 5. If needed, adjust the camera (in the back of the bore) to see the participant’s eyes through the mirror –...
Revision Date: 3/13/2019 Equipment Manuals Hard copies of manuals are located on the Prisma tech desk Current Designs Button Box and Trigger Manual - Forp 932 ViewPoint Eyetracker User Guide* ViewPoint Eyetracker Data Analysis Guide* Optoacoustics Manual MRI Safety Manual *available online only –...
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