Generally, training is accomplished through a series of individual and group sessions. This includes training on the MR system and its ancillary equipment, and special group events, including seminars, workshops, and journal club meetings. Emphasis is placed on the application of functional MRI technologies to areas of neuroscience research. Particular training focuses on the development and enhancement of skills needed to perform research studies and promote understanding of the advanced technologies available at the center.
Our training staff consists of:
- Full-Time MR Technologists
Certified technologists with extensive experience performing and training personnel to run experimental protocols on the Philips Magnet Systems are employed by the Center. These technologists are available to train newcomers on the MR Scanner Systems and to assist during research studies at the Center.
- Staff Members Specializing in fMRI Paradigm Implementation and Analysis
A staff member is available to assist in designing, implementing, and analyzing fMRI image data sets. This person is available to train research staff and oversee post acquisition processing to ensure the highest quality results from the user's fMRI studies.
- Research Faculty and Staff
Research faculty and staff members with extensive experience in the technical development and application of quantitative fMRI, MRSI, DTI, and the Center for Imaging Science (CIS) for Anatomical Mapping are actively involved with the Center. They create a dynamic network for integrating these four core fMRI technologies with current and prospective imaging protocols.