Within a hospital, needs vary significantly by department and specialty treatment area; RTM Engineering Consultants understands each area’s unique specifications and requirements involving mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP), and fire protection (FP) systems.
In a recent whitepaper, The Importance of MEP Systems in MRI Suites, RTM highlights the importance of effective MEP design to ensure medical professionals can focus on their first priority – delivering high-quality patient care.
Read an excerpt from the whitepaper below:
An MRI scanner uses a powerful magnet to create an intense, stable magnetic field (usually 0.5-tesla to 3.0-tesla, roughly a thousand times the strength of the earth’s magnetic field). An MRI scanner utilizes the strong magnetic field, as well as radio frequency (RF), to look inside the body during the imaging process.
“Given the strength of the equipment and the important role that MRIs play in a healthcare setting, RTM takes a leading role in helping healthcare clients properly design MRI suites,” said RTM Principal Tim Larson, P.E.
RTM combines sophisticated engineering techniques with in-house lighting design experts. Voltage drop, electromagnetic interference, RF filtering, energy efficiency, and egress lighting are all components of a well-designed lighting system that meets the needs of MRI rooms. As in every hospital care space, lighting levels should be carefully reviewed; RTM utilizes in-house lighting designers to run photometric calculations to assure proper light levels.
Plumbing & Fire Protection Systems
MRI suites require unique plumbing and fire protection systems that meet the facility’s health and safety needs, while also accommodating the equipment’s distinct specifications. As with all other systems, plumbing must be harmonized to suit objectives for sustainability, patient convenience, project cost constraints, and physical space limitations.
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RTM Knows Healthcare
From an MRI suite renovation to a ground-up medical center, RTM recognizes the impact that every design decision has on patient care, facilities, and cost.
Are you looking for an engineering partner with healthcare expertise? RTM’s healthcare portfolio encompasses 500+ projects throughout the United States. RTM’s team members deliver customized MEP/FP healthcare designs that produce easily maintainable and energy-efficient operations to help realize cost savings. Start the conversation, www.rtmhealthcare.com/home/contact.