Scheduling Research Protocol for 3T
In order to facilitate the scheduling and processing of MR patients, please follow the listed guidelines below.
- Investigators are responsible for all scan time booked.
- Scan Time cannot be registered within 15 hours.
- Scan Time cannot be changed or cancelled within 48 hours.
- Scan Time can only be scheduled in 1 hour intervals.
- Only 10 hours are alloted for Z accounts per week across all investigators.
- Scanner time on Saturdays and Sundays are negotiable for investigators who can operate the 3T scanner self sufficiently.
- The scheduled time must be registered with the 3T Schedule System (Instructions).
If you have questions regarding scheduling please contact :
Phone: (312) 996-1251
- All pertinent information should be available to the scheduling contacts. This should include:
- Project code number from the Center for MR Research.
- Name, address and telephone number of subject. All persons undergoing an MR procedure will be screened by MR Center staff for contraindications prior to their appointment date; telephone contact will be essential. For preliminary assessment, see reverse side of form.
- UIC medical record number or relevant medical records outside of UIC. The MR Center staff will not request records from outside institutions.
- Referring physician/ investigator with telephone contact number or email address if available.
- Paperwork from the principal investigator with the approved project code number should be sent to the Center 7 days prior to the requested appointment date. This may be faxed to (312) 355-3085 or sent by email to the scheduling contacts above.
- The potential subject will be contacted by either the Research Coordinator or Technologist within 3 business days, for English speaking persons only. Appointments for non-English speaking persons may depend on availability of translators. Upon completion of pre-screening, the subject will be scheduled. Notice to referring physician/investigator will be given via email confirming date and time of appointment.
- A letter of confirmation with instructional information will be sent to subject if the exam date is more than five days from date of scheduling. A telephone reminder will be made to subject one day prior to scan date.
- If subject fails pre-screening, an e-mail will be sent to Dr. Thulborn and referring physician/investigator with contraindications outlined.