Essential Rules and Regulations at BUCNI
As the BUCNI user community grows, we strive to maintain a safe, friendly, and
stable environment that promotes flexible access to high quality MRI facilities.
As a result, we attempt to keep the rules and regulations to a bare minimum and
avoid bureaucracy wherever possible. There are, however, a basic set of guidelines
all users are expected to know and adhere to. These are:
Only BUCNI qualified scan operators are allowed to run the scanner. Normal operating hours are
Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm. During these hours, normal, healthy adult participants can be scanned by
a single qualified operator. Outside these hours, a second, safety-trained person must also be present
when scanning. When scanning children (16 and under), patients, or other special populations there must
be two qualified scan operators present.
No participants can be scanned without prior, written ethical approval.
Phantom scanning does not require ethical approval.
All participants must have filled out an MRI Safety Screening form before entering the scanner environment.
These must be filed in the box labeled Form1 in the control room.
All participants must have completed a consent form prior to entering the scanner.
When scanning a participant or a phantom, the BUCNI logbook must be filled in. This is where their Patient ID is found.
The process is very fast and easy. It is important that BUCNI has a record of all scanning that is done here.
When a participant is in the scanner, the scan operator can only leave the control room if another BUCNI qualified
scan operator (i.e. not a certified user) agrees to take over and replace them in the control room.
Always return the items and equipment back to their original locations and states.
This includes making sure the equipment (Cogent PC, projectors, headphones, cushions, etc) is
completely ready to be used by the next operator.
Scanner bookings need to be cancelled 48 hours or more before the booked time,
otherwise scanner hours will be charged for the cancelled time slot.
Please be sure to cancel as early as possible. Repeated cancelations at the deadline may force us to adopt
a stricter deadline.
There should be a minimum of 1 hour “open” time left between bookings in order for these to be generally usable.
Groups that leave less than that will be charged for the unusable open time.
Specific rules apply when conducting media outreach projects.
All BUCNI users need to be subscribed to our
JISCMail list as this
is our main way of communicating with the BUCNI community.
These are only the most basic guidelines that we expect all BUCNI to know and adhere to.
The complete set of guidelines is available in the BUCNI Manual.