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
|Method of Delivery|
|Theoretical sessions in classroom|
|Practical sessions on the equipment|
|Handouts, Slide Shows, Electronic Documentation|
|Basic understanding of MRI physics and principles|
|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 Amplifier, RFI Module, System Support Module(SSM)|
|Magnet Enclosure and Rear Pedestal|
|LCC Magnet, Magnet Monitor|
|Site considerations, required tools, Ramp up, Shimming, Tune up discussions|
|Coldhead and Adsorber Replacement, cryogenic subsystem troubleshooting overview, Tips&Tricks|
|Software Tips&Tricks (Configuration, Backup/Restore, important batch files, dicom connectivity, licensing, etc.)|