CT and MRI Equipment Job Site Installation Examples
EXAMPLE INSTALLS FROM PRIZMED IMAGING
We don't just sell FDA-approved, refurbished CT scanners and MRI machines; PrizMED Imaging guarantees an effective installation in your hospital, clinic, or private medical imaging center.
We provide numerous installation services for MRI machines and CT scanners. They include the necessary preparation tasks, physical installation, and setup/verification. We also provide support services after the machine installation like updating software, repair, training, and 24-hour backup support. We have a team of experienced staff who attend to your service request quickly.
Our goal is to make the system installation as worry- and maintenance-free as we can.
OUR INSTALLATION PROCESS
You can be an expert or have zero experience with MRI machines and CT systems. It really doesn't matter because we will never drop off an MRI or CT scanner and say, "Here you go! Have fun!"
Instead, we provide one-on-one technical assistance to ensure that, by the time we leave, you can start scanning patients and produce superb results.
CT SCANNER INSTALLATION PREP
Purchasing a CT scanner is a cause for celebration and shouldn’t be a cause for more stress or work. As such, we feature two basic options when preparing the installation. You can essentially choose your level of involvement with the options below.
Option #1: We do almost all the preparation work.
We come to your site and confirm the necessary logistics of the scanner's installation, including:
- Measuring and verifying the square footage of the planned CT exam room
- Measuring doorways, hallways, etc, to ensure the system can be transported to the exam room
- Making sure the room has the proper electricity available
- Verifying the exam room's temperature and humidity levels
- Coordinating any necessary modifications if the exam room is not optimized for your new CT scanner
In the above situation, you pay a little extra but avoid the headaches involved with the installation's management.
Option #2: We guide you through the upfront logistics to verify your space is optimized for the device’s installation, then we deliver it.
Making full use of emails and phone calls, we provide step-by-step instructions to ensure that the system's operating requirements correspond with your site (see bullet points above).
If the CT exam room lacks certain requirements, we'll provide easy-to-follow instructions to get the room fully prepped.
MRI MACHINE INSTALLATION PREP
The process of preparing the installation of an MRI machine at your facility is very similar to the steps we outlined above for CT scanners. However, MRI exam rooms need MRI shielding in order to function properly and safely.
As such, for an MRI installation, we will need to inspect your exam room’s current MRI shielding to ensure it is still high quality. If your facility does not already have an MRI shielded exam room, don’t worry! Our team can help arrange MRI shielding installation in any room at your facility.
The MRI shielding we provide is the most robust in the industry; we offer:
- Modular enclosures capable of fitting almost any space
- Expandable enclosures for future expansions
- Various interior finishes
We’ll arrange the whole shielding process, including enclosure installation, power and telephone filters, shielded doors, cryogen RF waveguide pipes, copper ground plates, and much more!
TRANSPORTING THE MRI MACHINE AND CT SCANNER TO YOUR SITE
With the logistics worked out, it's time to ship! The MRI machine or CT scanner travels from our manufacturing facility in Ohio to your site, where the real challenge begins.
Traditionally, we use a forklift to maneuver the 4,000-pound system off the truck, and we may use the professional services of local, trusted specialists to help with the transport from our truck to your exam room.
Once the scanner is safely in the exam room, we pour an epoxy pad underneath the footprint of the scanner to create a perfectly level floor. We then bolt down the scanner and run the necessary wiring through the floor, ceiling, walls, and wherever necessary. After setting up the operator control computers and making final touches, we turn on the CT scanner to verify it's working just as the manufacturer says it will.
TURNING THE SYSTEM OVER TO YOU
Even after the MRI machine or CT scanner has been successfully installed, we'll stick around for a little longer. First, we want to make sure that the scanner's radiation emissions and the exam room's radiation protections are at satisfactory levels. For MRI machines, will ensure there is no RF or EM interference.
Second, our subject matter experts will often work with your on-site technicians over the course of three to five days, teaching them how to operate the new system.
Once everyone's happy, our job is almost done. I say "almost" because we'll honor any service contracts and/or warranties, and we will come in and check the system every three months to make sure it's continuing to function correctly and admirably.
QUICK, EASY, AND NON-INTRUSIVE
When installing an MRI machine or CT scanner into your hospital or clinic, we take every measure possible to minimize our interference with your normal routines. Of course, your patients won't be receiving any MRIs or CT scans over the course of the installation (about 7 to 10 days), but you will be able to see patients, conduct other exams, and continue with your business.
If you have any questions regarding a CT or MRI installation in your hospital or clinic, we'd be more than happy to speak with you! Talk to an expert today at 866-352-4790.