Signa 9.0

ACCREDITATION TYPECE, ASRT - Technologists/Allied Health
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    Magnetic Resonance
    TiP Applications Onsite Training

    This program instructs MR Technologists in the start-up operation of a Signa 9.0 MR system. Instruction is delivered by a GE MR Applications Specialist at the customer’s facility. This training produces the best results when a core group of 4 MR Technologists is dedicated to the complete session. It is also critical that key Radiologists and the Quality Control Technologists are available to review images. In addition, the patient schedule should be modified to allow time for instruction.

    • Overview

      By the end of the program, Technologists who attend the complete didactic segment will be able to use system features and perform basic to advanced procedures on the Signa 9.0 MR system.



      COURSE LENGTH: 7 Days
      ACCREDITATION TYPE: CE, ASRT - Technologists/Allied Health
      COURSE ID: W0100MR


      Phase One Agenda

      Day One: 

      • Working Safely 
      • Getting Started 
      • Selecting Coils and Positioning the Patient 
      • Scanning 
      • Pre-scanning 
      • Displaying Images 
      • Filming Images 
      • Managing Images 
      • Patient Scanning

      Day Two: 

      • SE and IR Pulse Sequences 
      • 2D/3D GRE and FGRE Pulse Sequences 
      • FSE, FSE-XL, IRFSE and FRFSE Pulse Sequences 
      • 2D/3D Fiesta Pulse Sequences 
      • Improving Image Quality with Imaging Options 
      • Patient Scanning

      Day Three: 

      • TOF MRA Pulse Sequences 
      • Creating Vascular Projections with IVI 
      • Patient Scanning

      Day Four: 

      • Reformatting 
      • Post-processing with Basic Applications 
      • Patient Scanning

      Phase Two Agenda 

      Day One: 

      • Imaging Real-time with iDrive 
      • EPI Pulse Sequences 
      • Imaging with RT-fMRI 
      • Analyzing Images with FuncTool 
      • Patient Scanning

      Day Two: 

      • Triggering CE-MRA with SmartPrep 
      • Bolus Chasing with SmartStep 
      • Dynamic Post Contrast Liver Imaging 
      • Phase Contrast MRA Pulse Sequences 
      • Analyzing Images with Flow Analysis 
      • Patient Scanning

      Day Three: 

      • Gating and Triggering 
      • Cine Pulse Sequences 
      • FastCard Pulse Sequences 
      • Patient Scanning
    • Target Audience

      This course is designed for MR Technologists who operate the Signa 9.0 MR system.

    • Prerequisites

      This course has no prerequisite requirements.

    • Schedule / Registration

      Please contact your GE Healthcare Representative for pricing and scheduling information.

    Preparing Your Staff for Onsite Training

    Preparing Your Staff for Onsite Applications

    Our experience clearly shows that the maximum transfer of knowledge occurs when no more than 4 of our participants work with the Applications Specialist throughout the entire training program.

    We advise that the personnel selected should fulfill the following criteria:

    • Relevant previous experience
    • Good knowledge of medical technology and terminology
    • Willingness to learn through meeting new challenges
    • Ability to communicate skills to others
    • Understanding of department routines

    From an operational standpoint your department will benefit most by selecting those who will be primary operators of the system rather than those in a supervisory/management role.

    Comprehensive preparation for the training program is essential to its success. Before training, selected personnel should:

    • Study the Operator's Manual delivered with your system
    • Ensure familiarity with relevant areas of technology and terminology through reading current literature
    • Have their normal duties delegated for the training period

    Preparing Your Department for Onsite Training

    Preparing Your Department for Onsite Applications

    Recommended department conditions:

    • Room construction should be complete and all necessary permits granted
    • System installation, calibration and performance testing is complete
    • Open house visits and other staff training are not scheduled
    • Instruction on ancillary equipment is completed before system training
    • Department routine is organized to minimize interruptions
    • Physicians and other personnel who may need to be present at times during the training are notified
    • Imaging accessories, archive media and other supplies are available
    • Patient exams are scheduled according to the training agenda

    Note: If for any reason your department is not completely ready, please do not hesitate to reschedule training. Incomplete preparation may compromise the quality of the program.

    CE Considerations for Onsite Training

    Continuing Education credit may be earned by Technologists who complete the training curriculums as presented by the Applications Specialist. The Applications training is designed to enhance learning, prepare the Technologists to provide the best patient care possible and to achieve particular learning outcomes or objectives. Planning for this training requires the use of certain content and instructional strategies.