Overview

By the end of the program Technologists should be able to operate new features and perform basic to intermediate clinical applications on the Signa Vibrant 1.5T system.

 

Details:

COURSE LENGTH                               ACCREDITATION TYPE                                 CREDIT HOURS          COURSE ID
8 Onsite Days / 10 TVA Hours          CE, ASRT - Technologists/Allied Health         25.5 CE                          W0109MR

 

Week One Agenda

Day One:

  • Working Safely
  • System Hardware Overview
  • HIPAA Login Overview
  • Selecting Coils and Positioning the Patient
  • Scanning /Protocol Management and Workflow
  • Pre-scanning
  • Displaying Images
  • Filming Images
  • Managing Images
  • Patient Scanning

Day Two:

  • Localizer PSDs
  • SE and IR Pulse Sequences
  • 2D/3D GRE and FGRE Pulse Sequences
  • 2D/3D FSE-XL Pulse Sequences
  • 2D/3D FRFSE-XL Pulse Sequences
  • SSFSE-XL Pulse Sequences
  • FLAIR Pulse Sequences
  • PROPELLER Pulse Sequences (Option)

Day Three:

  • Parallel Imaging (PSD Dependent)
  • Imaging with the LAVA/LAVA-XV Application (Option)
  • 2D/3D TOF MRA Pulse Sequences
  • Imaging with 3D COSMIC (Option)
  • Imaging with IDEAL (Option)
  • Post Processing
  • Patient Scanning

Day Four:

  • Improving Image Quality with Imaging Options & Image Enhance
  • Cartigram (Option)
  • Imaging with 2D MERGE
  • Basic Gating and Triggering Set-up
  • Patient Scanning
  • Post Training Documentation

Week Two Agenda

Day One - Breast & Body Imaging:

  • Breast Imaging with VIBRANT
  • Breast and Body Imaging with IDEAL (Option)
  • Breast Evaluation with BREASE
  • Imaging with the LAVA /LAVA XV (Option) Application Review
  • 2D/3D Dual Echo GRE Review (Option)
  • SSFSE and 2D/3DRFSE Review (MRCP)

Day Two - Neuro Imaging:

  • Echo Planar Pulse Sequences
  • Analyzing EPI Images with FuncTool Performance
  • 3D Cube with ARC (Option)
  • 3D BRAVO
  • FMRI with BrainWave RT (Option)
  • FMRI Image Analysis with Brainwave PA (Option)
  • 2D/3D Spectroscopy Sequences (Option)

Day Three - Vascular Imaging:

  • Vascular Imaging with SmartPrep/Step and FluoroTriggering (Option)
  • Vascular Imaging with TRICKS (Option)
  • Vascular Imaging with SwiFT (Option)
  • Phase Contrast MRA Pulse Sequences
  • Analyzing Images with ReportCARD, MIROI or MASS (Option)
  • Patient Scanning

Day Four - Cardiac Imaging:

  • Spin Echo and FastCine/FastCARD Pulse Sequences
  • Double/ Triple-IR Cardiac Pulse Sequences
  • 3D Navigator Pulses (Option)
  • Cardiac Imaging with MR ECHO (Option)
  • 2D/3D Cardiac Viability Imaging (Option)
  • Spiral Pulse Sequence (Option)
  • FGRET Pulse Sequence (Option)
  • Performing Cardiac Analysis with ReportCARD (Option)
  • Post Training Documentation

Target Audience

This course is designed for MR Technologists who operate the Signa Vibrant 1.5T system.

Prerequisites

This course has no prerequisite requirements.

Schedule / Registration

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


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