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Revision Date: 3/13/2019
Siemens Prisma 3T MRI Scanner
User Guide
Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center
University of California, Los Angeles

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  • Page 1 Revision Date: 3/13/2019 Siemens Prisma 3T MRI Scanner User Guide Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center University of California, Los Angeles...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    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 ...
  • Page 3 Audio Input ......................33  Comm. Mode settings ................... 33  Tech Remote Reset ....................34 Siemens Talk Box Setup ......................35 Optoacoustics Headphone and Microphone Setup ..............36  Positioning the Participant ..................36  Setting up the Opto Console ................. 36 ...
  • Page 4 Revision Date: 3/13/2019  Troubleshooting Tips .................... 48 Equipment Manuals........................49  Current Designs Button Box and Trigger Manual - Forp 932 ......49  ViewPoint Eyetracker User Guide* ..............49  ViewPoint Eyetracker Data Analysis Guide* ............49  Optoacoustics Manual ...................
  • Page 5: Bmc Contacts

    Revision Date: 3/13/2019 BMC Contacts 1. Ludmila Budilo Building Manager x52699 2. Mary Susselman PET/MRI Tech x64291 3. Trent Thixton Lead MRI Tech x59217 4. Darin Williams Engineer x64291 5. Dr. Roger Woods Center Director x44057 6. BMC Techs BMCTechs@mednet.ucla.edu (424) 652-6290 7.
  • Page 6: Scanner Operation

    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.
  • Page 7: How To Turn Off The Mri Scanner/computer (full Shutdown)

    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.
  • Page 8: How To Turn On The Mri Scanner/computer

    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.
  • Page 9: How To Check The System Manager

    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,”...
  • Page 10: How To Restart The Coldhead

    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.
  • Page 11: How To Reboot The Chiller

    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 ...
  • Page 12: Export And Save Raw Data Files (.rda And Raw)

    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.
  • Page 13: How To Transfer Raw Data Using Twix Software

    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.
  • Page 14: Prisma Cleanup Procedures

    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.
  • Page 15: Squeeze Ball/button Alarm

    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.
  • Page 16: How To Run The Daily Stability Warmup

    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.
  • Page 17: Registration Pictures

    Revision Date: 3/13/2019 Registration Pictures...
  • Page 18: How To Run The Abcd Phantom Qa

    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.
  • Page 19: Register The Phantom

    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 ...
  • Page 20: Running Scans

    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.
  • Page 21: Registration Pictures

    Revision Date: 3/13/2019 Registration Pictures...
  • Page 22: How To Trigger Test Stimuli/tasks

    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.
  • Page 23: Registration Pictures

    Revision Date: 3/13/2019 Registration Pictures...
  • Page 24: Coil Warnings - Protocol Was Fixed

    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.
  • Page 25 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...
  • Page 26: Prisma Ve11c Software Bugs

    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.
  • Page 27: Reconstruction Error (aka Blob Error)

    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.
  • Page 28: Prisma Ve11c Scanner Warnings/messages/errors

    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.
  • Page 29: Participant Registration Errors

    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 ...
  • Page 30: Slice Timing For Bold Sequences And Other Bold Questions

    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? ...
  • Page 31: Preparation Scans Related To Regular Bold Sequences

    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 ...
  • Page 32: Current Designs Button Box And Trigger Setup (forp 932)

    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 –...
  • Page 33: Troubleshooting

    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...
  • Page 34 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.
  • Page 35: Goggle Setup

    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.
  • Page 36: Troubleshooting

    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.
  • Page 37: Resonance Technology Tech Remote (talk Box) Setup

    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.
  • Page 38: Tech Remote Reset

    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.
  • Page 39: Siemens Talk Box Setup

    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.
  • Page 40: Optoacoustics Headphone And Microphone Setup

    – 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...
  • Page 41: Using Active Noise Cancellation

    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.
  • Page 42: Troubleshooting Tips

    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.
  • Page 43: Boldscreen Lcd

    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.
  • Page 44: Troubleshooting Tips

    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.
  • Page 45: How To Use E-prime With The Desktop Computer And Lcd

    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 ...
  • Page 46: Hcp Physiological Device Setup

    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.
  • Page 47: How To Use Firmm To Monitor Motion During Bold Scans

    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.
  • Page 48: Using Firmm

    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.
  • Page 49 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.
  • Page 50: Hcp Guidelines (see Full Hcp Sop For More Details)

    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.
  • Page 51: How To Use The Mr Camera

    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.
  • Page 52: Participant Setup

    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 –...
  • Page 53 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 –...
  • Page 54 Revision Date: 3/13/2019 Movie List  Planet Earth – Saving Species, Into  A Bug’s Life Wilderness, Living Together  Almost Famous  Predator  Big Hero 6  Princess Bride  Cheaper by the Dozen  Princess Mononoke  Corpse Bride ...
  • Page 55 Revision Date: 3/13/2019...

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