Standard Operating Procedures
These are the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Facility for Education & Research in Neuroscience (FERN) at Emory University. These SOPs were developed based on guidelines from the American College of Radiology (ACR). In some cases, ACR guidelines were used verbatim, and in other cases, paraphrased. Guidelines related to the specific characteristics and operations of the FERN MRI facility were developed in-house based on the intent of the ACR guidelines. Note that the MRI facility is one component of FERN, which will include resources for multiple educational and experimental techniques, including EEG.
These SOPs will be reviewed annually and updated as needed. Significant procedural updates related to safety and training must be made in consultation with the directors of FERN, and approved by the Institutional Review Board. During its inaugural year, the FERN will be run by the FERN Executive Committee, which consists of the center’s directors and center manager. Questions regarding facility operations, or these SOPs, should be directed to members of the Executive Committee.
MRI Facility Address and Phone Number Address:
Facility for Education & Research in Neuroscience
Psychology and Interdisciplinary Studies Building, #795
36 Eagle Row, Suite 180
Atlanta, Georgia 30322