CT Scan Rooms / Computerized Tomography
CT Scan Room
CT Scan rooms (Computerized Tomography) are one of the most common 3-D Imaging x-ray rooms for in depth medical diagnosis and prognosis. The radiation is either electrically produced by the imaging equipment, or a radionuclide such as Iodine-131 is injected for a more complete anatomy imaging. Typical energy levels range between 120kvp and 150kvp.
CT Scan Room Dimensions
Room dimensions are typically larger in size from 18'0" x 20'0" and up to 24'0" x 32'0". These rooms require shielded walls, a large x-ray glass control window at least 48" wide x 36" high though 84" wide x 42" high and maximum up to 96" wide x 48" high for a clear view of the patient and all procedures.
Standard window sizes "good in stock" are: 48" w x 36" h, 48w x 42" h, 60" w x 42" h, 72"w x 42" h and 84" w x 42" h. Shielding must be calculated by a certified and licensed radiation or health physicist or other "Radiation Expert" (as defined by NCRP or ICRP) and independently retained by the medical healthcare imaging facility.
Radiation Shielding Requirements are Generally Based on These Factors:
- Specific C.T. Model / Type of Computerized Tomography Equipment
( 8, 16, 32, 64 ,128 , 256 ,320 and 640 Slices, & Contrast Isotopic Agents utilized)
- Orientation of Equipment in room in relation to surrounding walls
- Projected Use-Images / Procedures per day / Workload
- Surrounding Occupancy Factors / Common Walls
- Materials Used / Existing Materials / Wall Construction
- Controlled VS Uncontrolled (monitored by dosimetry, general access)
- Other Unique Considerations per application
Ray-Bar Has Several Products and Materials to Meet your Radiation Shielding Requirements
U.L. Classified Lead-back drywall of varying thicknesses per the shielding report, Lead Lined Doors, and X-Ray Lead Glass and Frames for the control room window (lead equivalency is directly dependent on the shielding report recommendations), and specialty application products, such as "mirrored", “frosted” or "switchable" X-Ray Smart Glass to assist in patient privacy in compliance with current HIPPA laws, or U.L. listed fire-rated x-ray window units, 20,45,60 and up to 90 minutes ratings.
Please contact Ray-Bar directly for additional technical assistance in designing and providing your unique CT Scan Room needs and requirements: Phone# 1(800) 444-XRAY or e-mail at email@example.com or contact us.
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