Scanner Usage Policy

Scanner Usage Policy

Rates

All time on the scanners will be chargeable to an

(Effective November 1, 2015)
Peak: 8 am - 5 pm, M-F

7T
Peak with operator: $500
Peak without operator: $350
Off-peak (no operator): $25
External (nonMCW-CTSI): $750*

3T
Peak with operator: $400
Peak without operator: $300
Off-peak (no operator): $25
External (nonMCW-CTSI): $600*

9.4T
Peak with operator: $150
Peak without operator: $100
Off-peak (no operator): $25
External (nonMCW-CTSI): $225*

SPECT/CT
Peak with operator: $135
Peak without operator: $100
Off-peak (no operator): $25
External (nonMCW-CTSI): $200*

Cancellation/no-show fee: before two weeks, no charge; within two weeks, 25% charge

*Note the CIR Administration also can negotiate external user contracted rates on a case-by-case basis.

Billing Policy

  • - All utilized time must be recorded on the CIR's Online Appointment Scheduler.
  • - All scheduling is on a first-come, first-serve basis, though CIR administration reserves the right to alter the schedule.
  • - All usage time on the scanners will be chargeable according to the CIR's Online Appointment Scheduler.
  • - Audits of scanner control access will be used to verify users are properly charged.
  • - Use of a scanner without a chargeable account will be billed to the PI with an additional $25/hr administrative fee.

System Modification Policy

  • - Undocumented modification of the MR system (i.e., shell scripts, installing prototypes) is prohibited.
  • - PIs may provide written request to the CIR Faculty Technical Council (which meets weekly) for approval of MRI system modification processes.
  • - Permission is only required at the onset of a given project (i.e., a pulse sequence or reconstruction development project). Permission is not required for every new modification unless it represents a substantial deviation in system or equipment use from the original proposal.
  • - Approval for a system modification must receive a majority vote of the CIR Faculty Technical Council and responses will be provided in writing.
  • - Nonapproved modifications will be immediately deleted, with a $1,000 administrative fee charged to the individual responsible for such modification.
  • - Concerns regarding system modifications decisions made by the CIR Faculty Technical Council can be expressed in writing by CIR members to Dr. Vince Mathews, chair of Radiology, who provides oversight of the CIR.

Additional Services

The CIR also offers the following services on an hourly fee-for-service basis:

  • - Image processing/data analysis
  • - Physicist support/protocol design

MRI Subject Clothing

All subjects imaged on the Pavilion MR750 3T system will be required to change into the provided clothes before imaging. Lockers and a changing space for subjects are available in the newly remodeled Pavilion Imaging Suite. Please plan subject management around the workflow required for this practice.

 


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