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Definition of Terms

Term Definition
Facility The Queen’s MRI Facility located in the lower level of the
Cancer Research Institute (CRI) building at 15 O’Kill
Street, including the entire area of the MRI facility and all
MRI equipment and ancillary equipment
Waiting Rooms Waiting Rooms A and B located at the entrance to the MRI
Facility (rooms B52 and B07) including the washroom
accessible from Waiting Room B.
Equipment Room The room (B06a) housing the Siemens MRI hardware and
ancillary equipment. This room is accessible only from
B06.
Service Corridor Corridor (B08c) accessible from the south-west corner of
the Control Room, running the length of the west wall of
the magnet room, that is used for stimulation and
monitoring equipment.
Control Room The location of the MR control console and all computers
used for stimulation and monitoring control. The control
room (B08) is accessible only from Waiting Room A (B52).
Magnet Room The magnet room (B08a) is the RF shielded room that
contains the MR magnet. This room is accessible only
from the Control Room.
Magnet The 3 tesla super-conducting magnet that is used for MR
imaging and spectroscopy. The magnet is located in the
Magnet Room (B08a).
Operator A person who has completed all of the required training by
the Facility Director to be certified to safely and effectively
operate the MRI system. An Operator will have also
reviewed all SOP’s, completed an MRI Facility Safety
Training Session, completed a safety check-list, and hold
current CPR level A certification.
Investigator A person who is carrying out research using the MRI
Facility as the Principal Investigator on a project, and who
is responsible for his/her own research and related
personnel and volunteers. An Investigator will have also
reviewed all SOP’s, completed an MRI Facility Safety
Training Session, and completed a safety check-list.
Experimental Support Personnel Personnel contributing to carrying out research using the
MRI Facility under the supervision of an Investigator.
Experimental Support Personnel will have also completed
an MRI Facility Safety Training Session, and completed a
safety check-list.
Visitor A person who is accompanying an Investigator into the
Facility, and is the responsibility of the Investigator.
Research Subject A person who is accompanying an Investigator into the
Facility for the purposes of participating in a research
study using the MRI Facility (same as “Volunteer”).
Volunteer A person who is accompanying an Investigator into the
Facility for the purposes of participating in a research
study using the MRI Facility (same as “Research Subject”).
Safety Checklist The check-list approved by the Facility Management
Committee for screening all people who will enter the
Magnet Room for any metal or medical devices that may
pose a risk in the magnetic field environment. There are
two forms of the checklist, one for people who will be
working in and around the MR environment, and another
for those who will be entering the MRI system as a subject
for imaging or spectroscopy.

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