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  • 1. X ray room design1. Key2. Tap and sink3. Hand gel4. Detergent wipes5. Soap and towel dispenser6. Vomit bowels7. Latex gloves / non latex gloves for those with allergies8. Equipment needed for IVPs9. General waste bin10.Sharps bin11.Emergency resusitation mask/oxygen connectors12.Oxygen outlet13.Suction outlet14.X-ray table15.Overhead x-ray tube16.Lead gowns17.Moveable seat for patient postioning18.Long leg x-ray film holder19.Wall bucky20.Arm extension for vertical bucky21.External film holder22.Contrast warmer
  • 2. X ray room design 23.Filters for xray tube 24.Positioning Aids 25.Lead shieldingArchitecturalInterior Materials and FinishesPartitionsInterior partitions should be primarily painted gypsum wallboard on metal studs.Partitions enclosing physician offices, exam rooms, and treatment rooms should beprovided with sound attenuation batts between the studs in accordance with H-18-03,VA construction standard CD 34-1, Noise Transmission Control Partitions, windowsand doors enclosing Radiographic Rooms, CT Scanning Rooms, and InterventionalRadiology rooms require radiation shielding, engineered by an appropriately certifiedHealth Physicist. Refer to H-18-03 VA Construction Standard 64-1, X-Ray Radiationshielding and Special Control Room Requirements. Construction documents will requirewritten certification by a registered Health Physicist.FloorsFloors in offices, conference rooms and waiting areas should be carpet with a 4 inchhigh resilient base. Floors in toilet rooms should be ceramic tile with a ceramic tile base.Floors in Exam Rooms, Treatment Rooms, and most other spaces should be vinylcomposition tile (VCT) with a 4 inch high resilient base.Floors in Radiographic Rooms require a 4 inch deep depression to facilitate installationof the floor trench duct system.Floors in Interventional Radiology Rooms or Radiographic Rooms intended to supportimage- guided or minimally-invasive procedures should be welded seam sheet flooringwith an integral base.CeilingsCeilings should be primarily of lay-in acoustic type. Coordinate the ceiling heightrequirements with the equipment manufacturer.Wall ProtectionWall and corner guards should be used in corridors and all other areas where damagefrom cart and stretcher traffic is anticipated.Interior Doors and HardwareRadiology Service Design Guide April 2008Narrative 2-8 Interior doors should be 1 ¾ inch thick solid core flush panel wood doorsor hollow metal doors in hollow metal frames.Doorjambs, except in rooms with radiation shielding, should have hospital type sanitarystops that stop 8 inches from the floor to facilitate mopping. Hollow metal doors shouldbe used where high impact is a concern and where fire rated doors are required. Kick /mop plates should generally be applied to both sides of the doors.
  • 3. X ray room designHandicapped accessible hardware should be used throughout.Refer to VA Handbook PG-18-14, Room Finishes, Door and Hardware Schedule, foradditional information.StructuralGeneralThe size, weight and support requirements for radiology equipment vary greatly.Manufacturer data sheets should be obtained for each type of equipment underconsideration. Configure framing systems to accommodate support and serviceabilityrequirements established by the manufacturer.ShieldingRadiation shielding is often necessary to protect adjacent occupancies. Give properconsideration to the weight of shielded partitions, doors, ceilings and floors. In someinstances, structural building materials may provide adequate levels of radiationshielding in specific directions and may not require additional layers of supplementalshielding. Floor depressions and / or door jamb reinforcement are sometimesnecessary.Floor TrenchingIdentify areas where floor trenching is required to receive equipment infrastructure.EquipmentImaging SystemsImaging System requirements will vary for each facility and the technology may bedeferred in selection / procurement.CaseworkCasework may be millwork or modular. Casework systems should be chosen thatprovide flexibility for planning and utilization purposes. Casework systems shouldincorporate components dimensioned for ease of multiple re-use installationapplications. Casework systems should provide forcable management and ergonomicplacement of workstations and flat screen monitorsInformation Management SystemsInformation Management Systems shall include elements of image retrieval, processing,storage, treatment planning, electronic patient records including patient registration,patient charges, physician order entry, and patient / staff movement.These systems elements will require access to the main facility information system aswell as the departmental local area network. A standardized structured cable systemand pathway system are provided to facilitate current and future network access. Allcomponents should be planned for compatibility.
  • 4. X ray room designRadiology Service Space AllocationRadiology Service space requirements are outlined in the VA Handbook 7610 Chapter276 – Radiology Service.Picture Archiving and Communications SystemsIt is the goal of the VA to implement Picture Archiving and Communications Systems(PACS) in all VA healthcare facilities. As this conversion to PACS is implemented, someexisting facilities are currently utilizing conventional film processing. It is anticipated thatany significant renovation will include conversion to PACS as a basis for design.ElectricalIlluminationIllumination is typically provided utilizing recessed fluorescent luminaries with acrylicprismatic lenses. The fixtures typically use F32T8 lamps in compliance with the NationalEnergy Policy Act of 1992, with subsequent revisions in 1998 and 2005. Lamps have aMinimum color rendering index (CRI) of 85 and a color temperature of 4100 Kelvin (K),which is close to the “cool white” color temperature of 4150 K. Lighting intensitiesconform to the VA design criteria, the IES Lighting Handbook, and ANSI/IESNA RP-29-06, the recommended practice:Lighting For Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities. Evaluate the possibility of reducing theInstalled lighting levels to be in compliance with the latest edition of AS-HRAE 90.1.Viewing Rooms will typically have indirect lighting systems for visual comfort, reducedglare, reading accuracy, and critical determinations. Dimmer switches are utilized for thevariable illumination level.Lighting is typically controlled by wall mounted switches located at the entrance to theroom. Dimmer switches are utilized for variable lighting levels in control and examareas. Larger spaces may utilize multiple switching by separate switches for lighting ofindividual zones or areas.For special procedure and image-guided interventional rooms, fixed or mobileprocedure lighting may also be required Power load densities for lighting are listed byuse for the mechanical HVAC load calculation purposes. Load densities should beverified for the actual design, as they may vary depending on the room configuration,fixture types, lamps and ballasts used.PowerPower and grounding of modern medical electronic equipment, computers, and displaysrequires careful consideration of power quality principles. The basic need for propervoltage and frequency is supplemented by other power quality concerns, including: Source and load compatibility; Distortion of voltage and current waveforms by harmonics present in the powersystems; Sensitivity and susceptibility of electronic equipment loads to interruptions, surges,harmonic waveform distortions, and noise (RF, EMI, etc.).
  • 5. X ray room designPower systems and equipment characteristics need to be evaluated to determineeffectivesolutions to reduce the potential sources of interference, reduce the susceptibility of theload