Scheduling and Fees

Scheduling MSU Equipment

In order to be in compliance with the University’s Operating procedures for Service Centers, we have adjusted our rates for instrumentation usage and services. These rates are based on utilization and actual cost of operation of the instruments or services rendered. We are working hard to track and control cost of operations and increase our utilization of equipment in support of research activities. Both of these factors will help to lower the fees that we have to charge.

I2AT has initiated the use of a new platform for user registration, instrument reservation and usage tracking that will provide a more accurate accounting to help verify fees. The new system is called FOM (Facility Online Manager). In order to use FOM we ask that you either:

  • use this link
  • OR
  • go to the I2AT website and on the home page click on to the “Book Now” button Once on the FOM homepage, for those new to FOM, there is a link to a User Manual PDF.
  • If you are a new user please select “I am a new user” and start the registration process in FOM.
  • The system will ask you to review the SOP for the center. Once you have reviewed the policy, close that tab, if you are in agreement select the “I have read the policy…” button and continue.
  • It should not take more than 5 minutes to fill-in the information.
  • When you click on submit, an email will be sent to the email address you entered to verify your registration.
  • Click on the link in the email and your account will be established.
  • You will be asked to enter a valid account for services to be charged to in order to continue.
  • Your account will not be confirmed until:
    • Internal users provide a valid account number and it is verified;
    • External Users provide a PO# or other purchase agreement reference to establish an account to charge against.

To schedule the use of the X-Ray, CT Scanner, 4D Ultrasound, Linear Accelerator, or Fluoroscopy equipment, please call our main number 662-325-3019.

MRI Scheduling Instructions

Step One - Train for Safety
To ensure the safety and well-being of our subjects, patients, researchers, and staff, I²AT in conjunction with MSU's Office for Regulatory Compliance requires ALL individuals involved in ALL research projects involving the MRI to complete I²AT Safety Training (detailed below) before scheduling or using the MRI. All individuals must complete I²AT Safety Training annually. For more information, please contact I²AT at (662) 325-3019 or research@i2at.msstate.edu.

  • Safety Training Instructions:
    1. Log into myCourses with your netID and password
      (mycourses.msstate.edu)
    2. Click on the 'Self Enrollment' tab at the top of the page
    3. Click 'Enroll' next to the course that you would like to be enrolled in "I2AT Safety Training(Initial)" or "I2AT Safety Training II Refresher Training".
    4. Click 'OK' to confirm.
    5. Click 'myCourses' in the top right corner.
    6. You should see the course in your course list.
    7. Read the instructions and proceed as directed.
    8. Watch the video, while filling out the study guide provided, and then complete the quiz.
    9. Your score will be shown after completion of the quiz. If your score is lower than 88%, you will need to retake the test.

Step Two - Submit your Paperwork
You will need to register in FOM and complete the appropriate Screening Forms (MRI Screening, Animal Screening), and other related documents for each research project that involves the use of the MRI. Review the Checklist and Equipment Costs before submitting the application.

Step Three - Schedule the Equipment
Once you have registered and your account has been confirmed, you will receive an email notice confirming your approval. Once your account is confirmed, you can login to the scheduling system. You may schedule your whole project at once, or one session at a time. We will try our best to accommodate all scheduling requests. However, at times we might have to suggest alternative dates or times due to the volume of requests or compliance constraints.

ALL cancellation requests must be made 24 hours in advance. We understand that particular experimental circumstances may not allow for a 24 hr advance notice. If this is the case, you must notify us at least 2 hr in advance. Not doing so will result in you being charged for the time you have reserved the instrumentation. You must cancel through the online scheduling system. Verbal cancellations may be made, but you must submit your cancellation online as well to avoid being charged for the time.