The location of the department and the relative position of the examination room have a considerable bearing upon the protection requirements. Planning are accessibility, convenience, privacy, traffic, flow, etc. that should be connected accessibility to Ward’s, OPD and emergency is a major point of consideration for this department.

Rules of Planning and Design:
Now day's imaging equipment and healthcare construction is new, many of the rules for planning and design endure the same. The environment stresses the lucidity of medical imaging technology and installation. Regrettably, that thinking allows a lack of attention to details, fundamental requirements and even safety concerns. A good rule of thumb for basic imaging planning: Architecture may be forgiving, but technology never is. For instance, while MRI installation has been accomplished in smaller rooms, the basic understanding of magnetic field placement or restrictions has not changed. Current-generation CT or R/F equipment still requires adequate radiation shielding and clean power, if not more so.

Film processing:
Radiation area chemical storage and disposal ventilation silver recovery bulk Film storage natural light in imaging room of all types- MRI , CT-scan , even R/F will have the most significant impact on patient comfort and anxiety Shorter imaging exams due to less patient anxiety and ameliorate staff performance can be awaited . Another side benefit of joyful patients and staff is the long-term relationship, another step to opposes the anonymity of the medical care process evidence-based consensus emerges that the design of care environments helps patients feel safe, comfortable and facilitates the healing process, the trend toward healthy design and its compelling benefits is too powerful to ignore for imaging spaces. Evidence suggests design can improve patient, family, and staff contentment, provide a positive return on investment and even directly impact image quality.

Precondition for installation of imaging department equipment are:
  • Electric power supply
  • Back-up power source such as a diesel generator or uninterrupted power supply
  • Proper earthing
  • Room layout with proper shielding/ wall thickness especially for ionizing radiation equipment
  • Weight-bearing capacity for floor mounted or ceiling mounted systems
  • Temperature and humidity control with proper location of air conditioning ducts
  • Adequate room lighting
  • Emergency off switch.

Radiology Room Features:
  • Administration area - reception
  • General facilities
  • Storage facilities
  • Diagnostic x-ray room
  • Film processing area
  • Electrical installation radiologist office
  • Room for storage of mobile and portable unit electrical installation
  • Radiation protection
  • BARC recommendation
  • Specified wall thickness
  • Lead coating
  • Protective barrier screen
  • Use of lead aprons of gloves
  • Badge to detect amount of radiation received by staff Air conditioning intercom, etc.
  • Fire safety precaution resuscitation facilities