Lucas Center Operating Procedures for Phased Restart
COVID-19 Updates for Research Scanning
Research MRI Scanning Phase N (October 21, 2020):
As research MRI scanning begins again, various limitations and restrictions apply as mandated by Stanford and government agencies. Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) apply for various situations as described below. These procedures may be modified as conditions dictate.Introduction
Stanford is cautiously restarting research in a phased approach, and has approved the scanning of phantoms and, beginning June 10 2020, a pilot study of human subjects under limited conditions, namely, the operator and participant must be members of the same lab. All users will have to have Stanford-mandated approval from their department, and are required to abide by Lucas Center policies provided here. Investigators must supply their own PPE, which includes masks, and for scanning humans, a face shield. As before the Center will supply gloves when scanning humans. Handwashing hygiene, social distancing and other regimens described in the documentation must be strictly adhered to in the Center. Safety of all persons is the topmost priority, which entails detailed attention to disinfection/cleaning.
As research MRI scanning begins again, various limitations and restrictions apply as mandated by Stanford and government agencies. Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) apply for various situations as described below. These procedures may be modified as conditions dictate.
Before scheduling scans, the users must:
2. Obtain approval for research restart from home department and Radiology Department (Stanford-mandated);
3. Read and follow the Lucas Center SOPs;
4. Have Personal Protective Equipment.
For scanning humans, the operator is required to wear a face shield when placing the participant in the magnet, because social distancing is violated. The shields are inexpensive and reusable, but should not be shared across operators. Lucas will not provide them. Example Face Shield
The following are reference documents.
Standard Operating Procedures
SOP: Scanning Phantoms (PDF)
The following are reference documents:
SOP: COVID Disinfection Procedures (PDF)
COVID-19 Screening/attestation form (online REDCap version -complete this in the Lucas Center Lobby with your scan subject)
Town Hall Oct. 26, 2020: Resuming general Human Sujects scanning