Tech Requests and Non-Scanning Sessions

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 Implant Monitoring Request 


 Non-Scanning Session Request 


 Safety Second Request 


 Training Tech Request 


 Tech Assist Request 



• BMC Tech Office Lines: (424)652-6290


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MRI Safety Training 

MRI Scanners

To request a Tech or schedule a tentative non-scanning Prisma session please email  Once the request is approved or denied you will receive a notification via email. All requests will be processed in the order they are received. Please be sure to notify the techs if you need to cancel or reschedule your request(s).  You must be BMC safety trained to attend scanning and non-scanning sessions.  


For Non-Scanning Sessions:  Please check the MRI Calendar for available gaps prior to submitting a request. Note, if a scanning session ends up being scheduled during the time you requested your previous approval will be automatically voided. Check the calendar availability right before your session to ensure that the time slot is still available.  Please note in your request if you would like tech assistance during the session. Types of requests include:


• Equipment Training

• Export Raw Data

• fMRI Familarization Training

• Protocol Development

• Protocol Modifications

• Mock Scanning

• Paradigm/Stimulus Triggering

• Paradigm/Stimulus Modifications

• Other


For Tech Requests: Please note, even if your tech request is approved, there are occasional instances where a tech might not be available last minute. This is rare, but can happen due to unforeseeable events. If this is the case, you will be still be responsible for the scan. This will not entitle you to an administrative cancellation, so it is best to always have a backup plan. In the email, be sure to specify what kind of Tech assistance you require. Implant scans must be cancelled if a Tech is not available to monitor.  Types of requests include:


• Safety Second: short staffed and need a tech to be your safety second only


• Implant Monitoring: tech required to monitor conditional implants approved by Dr. Woods


• Tech Assist: need guidance with setup, cleanup, troubleshooting functional equipment and/or the scan acquisition


• Training: new to the center and need real-time training on setup, cleanup, troubleshooting functional equipment, and/or the scan acquisition*             *We highly recommend requesting a non-scan practice training session before an actual scan if you are new to scanning at BMC


Tech Hours:

NOTE: No Coverage Requests on Tuesdays 11am-12pm (Staff Meeting)

Darin: 6:00am-2:30pm (Mon-Fri)

Mary: 8:30am-5:00pm (Mon-Fri)

Trent: 7:30am-6:00pm (Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri - off on Weds)