August 27 2021
So, you’re not sure there’s a rad room in your future. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider creating a rad room site plan now. Why? Because fluoroscopic procedures and plain X-rays will be radically increasing as the world population gets COVID-19 vaccines. Plus, it’s always better to plan for the future.
X-ray images are widely being used all over the globe today. While there have been huge advancements in medical imaging devices (CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine)—there’s still a need and a demand for plain film technology. In other words, X-ray is still relevant and should fit into the future of radiology.
So what does today’s Rad Room need to look like in order to meet medical imaging demands and maintain an efficient workflow? Let’s take a closer look.
The Rad Rooms of today need to keep both patients and staff safe during fluoroscopic and radiographic procedures. During the pandemic, many rad rooms were adapted with remote control tables and fluoroscopy switches inside the control room. Wall-mounted hand sanitizers also helped keep Rad Rooms clean and disease-free. Here is a checklist that makes sense for today’s (and future) Rad Room Site Plans:
Analog to Digital
Upgrading Rad Rooms to digital can be expensive but is a good option. However, there are some budget-friendly options for Rad fluoro rooms with film-based technology. For example, you can take an existing analog radiographic room and use Computer Radiographic (CR) cassettes.
When devising your Rad Room Site Plan, it’s important to make sure your staff and patients will be safe. Here are a few steps:
Talk To An Expert
Planning for Rad Room Site isn’t easy. The experts at Atlantis Worldwide are happy to provide expertise and guidance as you consider this. Plus, remember: often you can experience significant savings by using refurbished or used medical imaging equipment in your Rad Room. You’ll get the performance you need, plus the maintenance and service warranties you want.
For more information, contact Atlantis Worldwide today!
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