MRI SITE PLANNING CHECKLIST

Posted on: 9/25/2012 11:47:27 AM under MRI Scanners
MRI SITE PLANNING CHECKLIST

Use the following check list as a site planning reference for key aspects to consider when designating an imaging facility for an MRI.

 

PRIMARY MRI AREAS

  • Exam Room
  • Control Room
  • Equipment Room (power supplies and RF equipment)
  • Cryogen Storage
  • Reading Room

 

MRI SITE PLANNING CHECKLIST

SECONDARY MRI AREAS

  • Quality Control and Service
  • Patient Preparation and Emergency Procedure Space
  • Restrooms
  • Reception and Waiting Area
  • Storage
  • Soiled and Clean Utility

 

ADDITIONAL AREAS (can be shared area or remote from the MRI)

  • Administrative and Conference Space
  • Additional Storage
  • Offices

 

MAGNETIC FIELD HOMOGENEITY PROTECTION

  • Amount of Steel Shielding at Location
  • Structural Iron and Steel
  • Symmetrical Location of Ferrous Structures or Objects
  • Moving Ferrous Objects (elevators, vehicular traffic, lift trucks, etc.)

 

Magnetic Field Protection

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

  • Three Dimensional Survey of Magnetically Sensitive Devices & Equipment
  • Acceptable Distance from Center of Magnet (will depend on magnet field strength & shielding design)

RADIOFREQUENCY SHIELDING

  • Appropriate RF Shielding (based on site survey and OEM specifications)
  • Avoid Light Dimmers & Fluorescent Lighting Ballasts in Magnet Room

 

CONSTRUCTION & ACCESS

  • Equipment Transportation (access for unloading and installation)
  • Access for Cryogens & Cryogen Venting (normal and quench)
  • Floor Levelness & Ceiling Heights
  • Well Controlled Access to Magnet Room and Facility

 

MRI Site PlanningFACILITY ENVIRONMENT

  • Air Conditioning (controlled temperature in scan room)
  • Electrical Supplies
  • Water Supply & Floor Drains
  • Chilled Water Supply
  • Fire Hazards and Safety (no sprinklers or non-ferrous extinguishers)
  • Housekeeping (no ferrous cleaning supplies)
  • Personnel Protection (metal detection routines are recommended)

 

Posted by:
Nathan Welch
MRI, CT & PET/CT Specialist
407.438.7847
Nathan@amberusa.com




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