Course Details

Magnetom Avanto / Espree


MR-Siemens Magnetom Avanto/Espree

img Fatih Dilmen, BSc/MSc MR_TECH_007

Siemens MR Training

Magnetom Avanto / Espree

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

1,5 Weeks
Method of Delivery
Theoretical sessions in classroom
Practical sessions on the equipment
Supplied Materials
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
Covered Topics
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
Configuration Navigation
[ AMC Chasis, Imager, MARS ]
RF System
[ RF Amplifier, RF Signal Unit (RFSU), RCCS, BCCS, Receivers, Coils ]
Magnet Enclosure
Patient Handling System
Gradient System
Magnet System
[ OR105 Magnet, Coldhead, Compressor, Magnet Supervision System (MSUP) ]
Cooling Cabinet
Power Distribution
Periodic Maintenance
MR Artifacts
Installation, Tips&Tricks
[ Site considerations, required tools, Ramp up, Shimming, Tune up discussions ]
Tune Up
Software (Syngo) Loading
Software Tips&Tricks (Configuration, Backup/Restore, important batch files, dicom connectivity, licensing, etc.)