MRI Safety Layout Evaluation
The philosopher Goethe once wrote that ‘architecture is frozen music.’ The famous architect Corbusier said that ‘buildings are machines for living.’ Does your MRI suite operate like a well-oiled machine? Does your operation sing with efficiency and purpose? Or does it sound like the warm-up of a band of 4th graders?
Too many MRI suites are designed by architects and equipment planners who -while great at permits and construction- don’t understand the technical, clinical, or operational aspects of what you do. Often this means that access controls are missing, or are in the wrong place, or that image-guided biopsies take 50% longer because there’s too little working space on the sides of the scanner, or that critical safety elements like access controls or situational awareness were simply never part of the design!
Not only has GRC’s principal Tobias Gilk written the design standards for safe, efficient, and functional MRI suites, he also helps facilities with challenges to all of these identify problems and cost-effective solutions.
No longer only a ‘polite recommendation’, 4-Zone facility layouts are now code and license requirements in a number of states. Tobias Gilk knows the practical MRI elements of design standards and building codes, and combines that architect’s knowledge with the MRI manager’s needs for safe and compliant facilities. Whether it’s helping to plan a new MRI suite from scratch, or looking at how to make corrections to an existing one, he’s seen it all!
Safety & Operational Design Review
Beyond the basics of the 4-Zone, GRC can provide facility design reviews to help address efficient workflow, management of high-acuity patients, general anesthesia in the MRI suite, MR-guided biopsy or intervention, intraoperative MR, or code situations. It’s not just walls and doors, windows and floors, it’s about the daily operational needs for your staff, physicians, and patients! Let GRC help you make your facility stronger and more effective than ever!