Imaging Facilities:

We design, manufacture and install imaging facilities including MRI, CT, X-ray and cardiac catheterisation laboratories.

All of our imaging facilities are designed to meet the requirements of the NHS HBN and HTM guidelines for the design and installation of healthcare facilities, specifically:

  • HBN06 – Facilities for Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology

MRI

Several key considerations need to be made when designing a modular healthcare building to house MRI equipment. Structurally, it must be capable of bearing the load of the imaging equipment itself which in some cases can weigh many tonnes. Technically, it must be capable of housing the control system hardware and conditioning the environment to prevent overheating of this critical equipment. Lastly, dependent on the location and external factors, the structure should be capable of shielding the equipment from the effects of outside radio wave interference and protect the outside world from the powerful magnetic forces generated.

We are used to working with both Trusts and the equipment suppliers to develop modular solutions that deliver imaging facilities to exactly suit the site location.

X-Ray and CAT

X-Ray and CAT scanning facilities require lead shielding to ensure safe operation and a dedicated area to house the control and image capture hardware which needs to be cooled to prevent overheating and allow maximum facility uptime.

In addition to the core imaging rooms, support facilities such as consulting, changing rooms, and waiting areas can be provided within a bespoke design to create a self-contained diagnostic imaging facility.

Cardiac catheterisation

Because of the safety and expediency of cardiac catheterisation, increasing numbers of heart procedures are being carried out in ‘cath labs’ instead of in operating theatres, leading to an increase in demand for these facilities.

We can provide both diagnostic and interventional cath labs, as stand-alone facilities or as part of a larger configuration.