MRI SUITE ADDITION
Location: Muskogee, Oklahoma - Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center Size: 5,000 sq. ft | Construction Cost: $1,856,000 | Design completed 2013
This project included the addition of a new two-machine MRI suite. The addition was designed to accommodate one 1.5 Tesla machine to be upgraded to a 3 Tesla machine in the future. The second MRI will be a future installation of an open-bore configuration.
Due to site restrictions posed by existing utilites and retaining walls, special consideration was given in regard to functionality and travel path of the machine.
The original scope of this project consisted of placing the MRI suite in the basement of a five-story hospital tower. After working with the VAMC staff, we helped identify their long-term goals and preferences. This investigation led to the relocation of the suite as an adjacent addition to the five-story hospital tower.