Brandon Regional Hospital relocated their existing cath lab equipment to another area of the hospital to make way for new imaging equipment and suite reclassification. By renovating an outdated cath lab suite into a neurointerventional biplane imaging room, the hospital can offer expanded imaging services to its patients.
Physicians use the neurointerventional biplane with two- and three-dimensional imaging capability to view the brain, arteries, and spine. This method enables physicians to diagnose neurological disorders, such as strokes and brain aneurysms.
Mechanical components include reuse of existing air handlers and constant air volume boxes, a new air distribution ductwork delivered through laminar flow diffusers, and redistribution of the air in the biplane room via reducts. The benefit of using laminar flow diffusers is that they help keep the environment as sterile as possible, allowing the space to be on par with the requirements of an operating room.
TLC altered the medical gas into a single unit that contains combination zone valves and the alarm panel. The med gas outlets that were previously located in a floor pedestal were moved onto the nearby wall for easier cleaning. The final unit is monitored by the nurse station in the nearby corridor and allows for a simplified central location of all gasses.
The radiology lab has a minimum of 20 air changes per hour, creating a more sterile environment and drastically increasing the quality of air compared to a traditional radiology room.