The Architecture of Medical Imaging: Designing Healthcare Facilities for Advanced Radiological Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques / Edition 2

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Overview

The cornerstone guide for designing tomorrow's medical imaging facilities

The Architecture of Medical Imaging is the foremost guide to the design of state-of-the-art medical imaging facilities for radiography, MRI, and CT and PET scans. Written by an industry expert, this useful resource discusses complex issues in a user-friendly language that is fully understandable to healthcare planners, department heads, and executives. No other reference makes it easier to understand the technical requirements of radiological equipment and procedures.

The Architecture of Medical Imaging is divided into six convenient parts:
* Part 1 explains the importance of quality design and how it relates to changes in the healthcare and medical imaging industries
* Part 2 describes how to organize and manage an architectural project from the owner's perspective
* Part 3 presents the vast range of today's imaging techniques, as well as those still in research and development
* Part 4 addresses important planning and design concepts for medical imaging facilities
* Part 5 discusses medical imaging trends and their impact on facility design
* Part 6 provides useful appendices that examine specific imaging facility projects

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Douglas J. Simpkin
This book informs architects about the practice of medical imaging, the human and technical aspects of its many modalities, and how to best to meet its needs in the design of new or renovated installations. The purpose is to raise the issues important in designing and building medical imaging departments. To my knowledge no other single volume has attempted this. The primary audience for this book is architects involved with planning and designing medical imaging facilities. Managers of such facilities will also find this book interesting. As an experienced architect, the author is well qualified to discuss these issues. The book is adequately illustrated, with many design and layout sketches and pictures of modem imaging equipment. Several existing imaging departments are described and offered as design examples. A 52-page introduction to the technology of medical imaging is provided, as is a short glossary of imaging terminology, to help architects speak the language of imaging. Tables throughout the book are provided suggesting space, budgeting, and siting requirements. The 15-page appendix to chapter 13 is especially useful, because it summarizes the issues of concern in designing installations for each type of imaging modality. The author is to be thanked for explicitly stating that radiation protection specifications are the responsibility of certified medical health physicists and not architects. The problems of RF and magnetic shielding in MRI are discussed. Although passable, the five-page index is a bit thin for a 380-page book. This book is recommended to practicing architects designing and planning facilities for medical imaging. It should also prove helpful tothose in healthcare, specifically imaging department planners and managers, in clearly presenting the issues that must be addressed in the design of new or renovated imaging installations.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Douglas J. Simpkin, PhD (St. Luke's Medical Center)
Description: This book informs architects about the practice of medical imaging, the human and technical aspects of its many modalities, and how to best to meet its needs in the design of new or renovated installations.
Purpose: The purpose is to raise the issues important in designing and building medical imaging departments. To my knowledge no other single volume has attempted this.
Audience: The primary audience for this book is architects involved with planning and designing medical imaging facilities. Managers of such facilities will also find this book interesting. As an experienced architect, the author is well qualified to discuss these issues.
Features: The book is adequately illustrated, with many design and layout sketches and pictures of modem imaging equipment. Several existing imaging departments are described and offered as design examples. A 52-page introduction to the technology of medical imaging is provided, as is a short glossary of imaging terminology, to help architects speak the language of imaging. Tables throughout the book are provided suggesting space, budgeting, and siting requirements. The 15-page appendix to chapter 13 is especially useful, because it summarizes the issues of concern in designing installations for each type of imaging modality. The author is to be thanked for explicitly stating that radiation protection specifications are the responsibility of certified medical health physicists and not architects. The problems of RF and magnetic shielding in MRI are discussed. Although passable, the five-page index is a bit thin for a 380-page book.
Assessment: This book is recommended to practicing architects designing and planning facilities for medical imaging. It should also prove helpful to those in healthcare, specifically imaging department planners and managers, in clearly presenting the issues that must be addressed in the design of new or renovated imaging installations.
Booknews
Simplifies the design and planning process for both nonmedical and medical professionals, equipping architectural designers with a broad understanding of medical imaging as a basis for framing the questions that must be asked of facility users, and providing a detailed, step- by-step explanation of design and planning activities to assist veteran and newly trained radiologists and health care administrators to work closely with architects. Thoroughly illustrated in b&w. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471716617
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/12/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 862,242
  • Product dimensions: 8.72 (w) x 11.16 (h) x 1.36 (d)

Meet the Author

BILL ROSTENBERG, FAIA, FACHA, an architect specializing in the design and planning of technologically complex healthcare facilities, is a principal in the San Francisco office of Anshen + Allen. He has authored industry standards on medical imaging and ambulatory care and is a contributor and editorial advisor for various medical and architectural journals. He is a frequent instructor at Harvard University Graduate School of Design–Office of Executive Education, Clemson University Architecture + Health Graduate Design Studio, the Radiological Society of North America, The Society for Computer Applications in Radiology, the American Hospital Association, and The American Institute of Architects.

STEVEN C. HORII, MD, FACR, FSCAR (author of Chapters 6 and 7) is Professor of Radiology and Clinical Director of the Medical Informatics Group at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center.

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Table of Contents

About the Authors.

Foreword.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

How to Use This Book.

Part 1: Overview.

Chapter 1: Design Considerations for Imaging Facilities.

Chapter 2: Forces of Change in Imaging Facility Design.

Part 2: Development of an Imaging Facility.

Chapter 3: Organization of a Medical Imaging Project.

Chapter 4: Management of the Process.

Chapter 5: Equipment Planning.

Part 3: Imaging Techniques (by Steven C. Horii, MD, FACR, FSCAR).

Chapter 6: Imaging Techniques.

Chapter 7: Image Management Systems.

Part 4: Design and Planning.

Chapter 8: Design Concepts.

Chapter 9: Work Flow and Circulation.

Chapter 10: Department Location and Configuration.

Chapter 11: Space Requirements.

Chapter 12: Room Design.

Chapter 13: Physical Properties Influencing Design.

Chapter 14: Renovation Versus New Construction.

Part 5: Trends Influencing Tomorrow’s Imaging Facilities.

Chapter 15: Imaging Beyond the Radiology Department.

Chapter 16: Future Vision.

Part 6: Appendices.

Appendix A: Descriptions of Selected Imaging Facilities.

Appendix B: Excerpts from ACR Guidelines for MRI Safety.

Appendix C: Excerpts from 2001 AIA Guidelines for Construction and Equipment of Hospitals and Medical Facilities.

Index.

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