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BIAC Level 1 Access

Access for individuals who have completed BIAC Level 1 safety training (including the quiz) and who have a safety screening form on file in the BIAC office.

Level 1 individuals are authorized for the following:

  • May enter Console Room with supervision.
  • May receive a key card to enter the Console Room.
  • May operate the experimental control PC during study.
  • May escort a Subject between reception and the MRI suite.
  • May move data from MRI system when no Subject is being run.

Level 1 individuals are prohibited from the following:

  • May not enter the magnet room.
  • May not operate the MRI console to acquire data.

Example Level 1 individuals:

  • Undergraduate research assistants
  • Most graduate students, research assistants, and postdocs assisting faculty who do not have primary BIAC appointments.

How to obtain BIAC Level 1 Access If you need access to the MRI suites, you must first review the MRI safety materials and pass the safety quiz to demonstrate your understanding of the material covered. These materials are available on our website at the following link: http://www.biac.duke.edu/research/safety/

Once you have successfully passed the quiz and completed the MR Screening Form (http://www.biac.duke.edu/library/forms/MR_Screening_Form.pdf) we can grant you BIAC Level 1 Access. Please fax or email the screening form to BIAC at 919-681-7033 or info@biac.duke.edu. You may also drop the form off at BIAC in person if you prefer. Once you have sent us your completed form, send an email to help@biac.duke.edu with your Duke Unique ID and your HID-Activated Duke Card Number. It typically takes one or two business days for your card to be activated.

BIAC Level 2 Access

Individuals who have have completed BIAC Level 2 safety training and who have a safety screening form on file in the BIAC Office.

Level 2 individuals have all Level 1 authorizations and the following:

  • May enter Console Room without supervision.
  • May enter the Magnet Room with supervision.
  • May remove the Subject from the MRI scanner.

Level 2 individuals are prohibited from the following:

  • May not operate the MRI console to acquire data.
  • May not set up or remove subjects from the scanner.
  • May not be left alone with a subject in the scanner.

Example of Level 2 individuals:

  • Experimenters running subjects who may require special attention, such as children or the elderly.

How to obtain BIAC Level 2 Access This type of access is available for individuals who have have completed the BIAC Level 2 safety training and received the proper approvals. This access is typically limited to one person per department. Special approval is required from a Core BIAC Faculty* as well as the Director, Dr. Allen Song. This training also requires observing scan sessions with an MR technologist. Please contact the BIAC front office for more information info@biac.duke.edu.

*Core BIAC Faculty: Aysenil Belger ~ Nan-Kuei Chen ~ Michele Diaz ~ Gabriel Dichter ~ Todd Harshbarger ~ Scott Huettel ~ Chris Lascola ~ Chunlei Liu ~ Dave Madden ~ Joe McClernon ~ Rajendra Morey ~ Jeff Petrella ~ Allen Song ~ Trong-kha Truong ~ Jim Voyvodic ~ Lihong Wang

BIAC Level 3 Access

Individuals who have have completed BIAC Level 3 safety training or have demonstrated equivalent MRI competency with BIAC approval.

Level 3 individuals have all Level 1 and 2 authorizations and the following:

  • May enter the Magnet Room without supervision.
  • Must be issued a key card for Magnet Room access.
  • May operate the scanner without direct supervision as long as fully qualified (Level 4) MRI operator is on site in the MRI wing and available to the Level 3 operator.
  • May set up and remove Subjects from the scanner.

Level 3 individuals are prohibited from the following:

  • May not operate the scanner without direct supervision unless a fully qualified (Level 4) MRI operator is on site in the MRI wing and available to the Level 3 operator.

Example of Level 3 individuals:

  • Faculty, postdocs, and research assistants who have been approved by the BIAC director for training as an MRI operator.

How to obtain BIAC Level 3 Access This type of access is limited to individuals who have completed Level 3 BIAC safety training or have demonstrated equivalent MRI competency with BIAC approval. This access is limited to Faculty, postdocs and research assistants who have been approved by the BIAC director for training as an MRI operator. Please contact the BIAC front office for more information info@biac.duke.edu.

BIAC Level 4 Access

Description coming soon!

Level 4 inidividuals have all Level 1, 2 and 3 authorizations and the following:

  • May operate the scanner without supervision.

For more information on the different access levels, please visit our SOP101 page.

biac/scanneraccess.txt · Last modified: 2014/08/04 12:03 (external edit)