Hospitals and ambulatory care locations
Medical imaging plays an integral role in the diagnosis of disease. It continues to change and evolve, requiring healthcare institutions to evaluate equipment regularly and reinvest in the latest technology to better serve their patients.
Imaging rooms require a high level of coordination between architect and client, imaging vendor, and consulting engineers. The equipment is typically heavy, creates significant heat, and requires high levels of power. The rooms often need lead shielding, structural upgrades for overhead components, floor reinforcing, and many required clearances.
Interior design and finish selection play an important role in calming patients’ fears and softening the technology. Indirect lighting with multiple controls, color, and built-in artwork help improve the patient experience.
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