This technical training course is specially designed for Field Service Engineers working with Independent Service Organizations. On the other hand, Biomedical Technicians and Engineers or other technical staff at the hospitals who would like to do the first line service in their radiology departments are also welcomed.
This course aims to bring the student at a technical level so that he can perform periodic maintenance, quality assurance and calibrations with confidence. By the end of the training, student will gain the capability of troubleshooting on the Avanto & Espree MR scanners.
Like in all our MRI classes, MRI Physics is discussed at the very beginning of this course, to give an overal understanding of MR imaging fundementals. Equipment specific details like System, Host/Imager, RF System, Gradient System, Cooling System etc. follows.
During the course period, you will join hands on practical sessions and find chance to play(!) with the actual equipment itself. At these sessions, you will gain confidence and in depth knowledge about the equipment.
You will discover how simple to view and filter the so called Siemens Event Viewer(error logs), and how useful they are in case of a failure.
You will also learn about the Host and Imager computers, cost effective repairs of Host and Imager computers, installation tips&tricks, ramp up and shimming tricks, tune up, software (Syngo) loading and many more useful topics about Avanto MR scanners.
This course covers the following MR scanners;
- Magnetom Avanto (SQ-Engine, Q-Engine) 1.5T
- Magnetom Espree (DZ-Engine, Z-Engine) 1.5T
|Method of Delivery|
|Theoretical sessions in classroom|
|Practical sessions on the equipment|
|Handouts, Slide Shows, Electronic Documentation|
|Basic understanding of MRI physics and principles|
|Previous experience on other MRI brands and/or models of same brand is a plus|
|Overview of MRI Physics|
|Safety during work with high field magnets|
|Safety during work with cryogens|
|Siemens Avanto Hardware Breakdown, Espree Differences|
|Service Menu Navigation|
|[ AMC Chasis, Imager, MARS ]|
|[ RF Amplifier, RF Signal Unit (RFSU), RCCS, BCCS, Receivers, Coils ]|
|Patient Handling System|
|[ OR105 Magnet, Coldhead, Compressor, Magnet Supervision System (MSUP) ]|
|[ Site considerations, required tools, Ramp up, Shimming, Tune up discussions ]|
|Software (Syngo) Loading|
|Software Tips&Tricks (Configuration, Backup/Restore, important batch files, dicom connectivity, licensing, etc.)|