Course Details

Signa Excite Series


MR-GE Signa Excite

img Kerem Kalender, BSc MR_TECH_001

GE MR Training

Signa Excite

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 Signa Excite MR scanners.

First thing is first. The complex, as yet understandable, MRI Physics is discussed at the very beginning of this two weeks course, to give an overal understanding of MR imaging fundementals. Equipment specific details like System, Gradient, RF, Coils, 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 learn about the System Cabinet, MGD Chasis, Host computer, cost effective repairs of Host computer, installation tips&tricks, ramp up and shimming tricks, calibration, software loading and many more useful topics about Excite MR scanners.

This course covers the following MR scanners;

- GE Signa Excite 1.5T

- GE Signa Excite Upgrade 1.5T

- GE Signa LX 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
Covered Topics
Overview of MRI Physics
Safety during work with high field magnets
Safety during work with cryogens
GE Excite MR Breakdown
Service Browser Navigation
Guided Install Navigation
    MGD Chasis, RRF, Driver Module
    Gradient coil, Gradient Amplifiers, Gradient Power Supply, Gradient Processor(GP)
RF Subsystem
    RF Amplifier, RFI Module, System Support Module(SSM)
Magnet Enclosure and Rear Pedestal
Patient Handling
Magnet System
    LCC Magnet, Magnet Monitor
Gradient Cooling
Power Distribution
Periodic Maintenance
MR Artifacts
Installation, Tips&Tricks
    Site considerations, required tools, Ramp up, Shimming, Tune up discussions
Coldhead and Adsorber Replacement, cryogenic subsystem troubleshooting overview, Tips&Tricks
Software Loading
Software Tips&Tricks (Configuration, Backup/Restore, important batch files, dicom connectivity, licensing, etc.)