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This project consisted of a complete replacement of an existing, older Interventional Radiology Room and Control Room to house a new state-of-the-art Siemens Artis Zee Multi-Purpose C-Arm X-Ray/Angio System. This scanner provides advanced imaging software with detailed results for physicians to review. This new machine also allows physicians to see the internal structure and function of a patient, such as the pumping action of the heart or the motions of swallowing.
It was a very difficult project, due to the size and location of the room which was above an Emergency Department and below a PACU. The Radiology Suite includes CT Scanners, MRI’s, and IR Rooms. It was essential to ensure ICRA/Interim Life Safety Measurements were in strict compliance to keep the abutting rooms operating safely. Daily coordination with MGH Facilities Staff and the users was essential in scheduling shut-downs and to be kept up-dated on daily construction activities.
This new radiology space is unique in that it is the first Interventional Radiology suite that Mass General Hospital has installed with full stainless-steel panels. These panels will provide longer durability and enhance the infection control through environmental design. Interventional Radiology is continually innovating and evolving. The evolution is driven primarily by technology advancements in with medical imaging as well as the development of newer and smaller medical devices used to treat patients.
The team consisted of Ahin Handa, Senior Architect of MGH, members from Payette Associates, and Andrea Seward, Senior Project Manager and Dan Deverix, Project Superintendent of GGC. Once again, we are grateful and proud to have had the opportunity to work with this team on such an exciting and innovative project.