Developing New MR Sequences: Good Practice Guide

If you are developing IDEA or ICE sequences for the scanner at the CBU, please follow this practice.

Virus prevention

Viruses have been common on other machines in the scanner room, and we must take precautions to stop these ever being transferred to the scanner.

Scanner settings

Acoustic resonances

Sequences that oscillate the gradients at particular frequencies can set up resonances that can damage the system. Please get in contact with StefanHetzer for checking all new sequences before using them on the Tim Trio. A special tool will be used to analyse the acoustic spectrum of the pulse sequence based on information created during a sequence simulation under the Siemens sequence developer environment IDEA.

Sequence version control

Software upgrades

Working in the facility - local rules