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Diagnostic Imaging Renovations
Diagnostic imaging is at the core of healthcare — this unique technology is expertly utilized by medical professionals to provide accurate patient diagnoses and design a necessary course of treatment according to symptoms exhibited by patients and the additional information that scans and x-rays reveal.
As a healthcare facility, a diagnostic imaging centre has specific construction requirements that account for storage and access to specialized equipment, the setup, and sanitation of specific treatment rooms, and other spatial restrictions that must be put in place to maintain the health and safety of patients and medical staff alike.
Diagnostic imaging clinics are among the most regulated clinics in Ontario and require the most attention and care during the planning, design and renovations process. When relocating your IHF license, trust MedPros to help you renovate your new clinic as per the strict requirements on the Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care and the Independent Health Facilities (IHF) act. From completing relocation applications to creating floor plans for x-ray rooms, we do it all.
MedPros provides design, planning, and construction services for diagnostic imaging centres to build a conducive space for successful patient diagnosis at every stage. As highly experienced and trusted healthcare consultants, we bring our expertise and unique understanding of spatial requirements of diagnostic treatment to the construction and renovation process, culminating in the launch of an upgraded, highly advanced imaging centre that caters to the needs of patients and allows for effective coordination with partner medical professionals who will oversee patient treatment upon diagnosis.
Our team creates an architectural plan that takes into account the unique considerations for building a world-class diagnostic imaging centre. We work to ensure a smart and efficient spatial allocation for imaging technology and treatment rooms while facilitating a smooth and straightforward flow of traffic for healthcare professionals and patients.
MedPros can help you with:
Creation of site plan, key plan, and OBC matrix
Analysis of existing floor plan and proposed renovations for modern improvements that adhere to relevant health codes
Allocations for storage, placement, and access to specialized diagnostic imaging equipment
Encoding of technological and safety considerations in detailed notes, legends, and specifications
Design of a raised floor plan and ramp detail for accessibility
Inclusion of interior design and furniture details
Secure permits to ensure that the arrangement of imaging rooms and the building as a whole are up to code.
Our team anticipates the need for revisions as the construction moves farther along and finishing details are added in order to integrate the unique considerations for building a state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging practice with modern design standards. These may include:
Reflected ceiling plan and lighting specifications
Custom millwork design
Interior finishes, as outlined on material boards
Specific allocation for necessary plumbing fixtures, entry and exit points, ventilation, and other hardware.
Diagnostic Imaging Equipment
Every successful treatment begins with a correct diagnosis, which is why it is essential to continuously upgrade and maintain diagnostic equipment. As such, these need to be strategically placed in order to facilitate ease of access and straightforward foot traffic from reception to treatment and billing, while adhering to safety protocols that limit harmful exposure to the radiation used in some imaging technologies.
Implement considerations for strategic placement and access to imaging equipment
Examination of specific power, water, and ventilation requirements in the operation of equipment
Purchasing and delivery of upgraded x-rays, mammogram machines, and other diagnostic equipment
Equipment installation and staff training.
Power, water, and temperature control are all integral to maintaining functional diagnostic equipment as well as facilitating utmost patient comfort. MedPros ensures that electrical, HVAC, and plumbing requirements are considered in the construction of a leading diagnostic imaging centre. The team at MedPros can help you with:
Specification of power and lighting requirements in building layout, with a focus on unique requirements of imaging areas
Design and implementation of a life safety plan, in particular, safety considerations for exposure to radiation
Inclusion of mechanical considerations
Proper HVAC design to ensure proper ventilation and temperature control necessary in protecting equipment and ensuring patient comfort
Proper plumbing layout to safeguard stable and efficient water supply
Proper sprinkler layout for efficient emergency response.
MedPros understands that holistic diagnostic healthcare doesn’t stop at providing an expert diagnosis; rather, excellent patient care equates to a complete experience — promoting utmost safety and comfort to inspire confidence in the diagnostic process and offer hope as patients undergo treatments.
For this, MedPros works to ensure that your diagnostic imaging centre promotes a safe and conducive environment. Our goal is to construct a space that supports your diagnostic process and ensures patient comfort at every stage.
Visible, accessible, and welcoming reception desk for a positive first contact with patients
Safe and comfortable imaging areas that are up to code
State-of-the-art x-ray, mammography, and other diagnostic imaging rooms
Private offices for medical and clinic staff
Accessible and efficiently organized storage and supply rooms
Accessible washrooms, vanities, and kitchenettes
Perfectly-fitting cabinetry and other fixtures for maximum productivity and ease of access to medical supplies.
Integrated Design Elements
Glass and stainless steel are staple design elements in modern aesthetics, including that of diagnostic imaging centres. MedPros helps you ensure the integration of design elements with functional considerations for imaging rooms and equipment in order to communicate smart, highly advanced medical care upon the first impression. Features may include:
Custom glass fixtures, including frameless, sliding, and pocket doors
Window design and film treatments to provide privacy without sacrificing aesthetic considerations
Inclusion of safety requirements in the overall design
Advanced Healthcare Technology
In addition to specialized diagnostic imaging technology, modern healthcare also requires advanced technology to support day-to-day operations and clinic management. Our team can provide:
A needs analysis and purchases of upgraded equipment
Custom IT solutions, such as the installation of clinic management software and hardware for recording and storing patient information
Staff training for proper use of computers, printers, modems, patch panels, and uninterrupted power supplies (UPS).
Complete patient care includes implementing security protocols to keep patients, staff, records, and equipment safe from external threats. MedPros conducts a building security analysis to fortify your diagnostic imaging centre with necessary security upgrades that may include:
Installation and ongoing upgrades to integrated security cameras and alarms
Ongoing review and recommendation for improvements on camera and alarm placement
Activation of remote access and control of security cameras and alarms.
Complete Project Financing
MedPros is here to support every step of your journey towards launching a world-class diagnostic imaging centre. This includes helping you gather the resources you need to finance this venture. MedPros offers custom-tailored project financing solutions and puts diagnostic care professionals in touch with a network of finance partners, so you can bring your vision to life without being hindered by cost alone.
For more information on construction project management for diagnostic imaging centres, call MedPros at 416-479-0077 or contact us here.