Health facility space planners sometimes make use of benchmark ratios such as those given in this very short article to determine a preliminary space estimate based on the number of procedure rooms desired. Here is an example: For CT scanners, 1,200 to 1,500 departmental gross square feet per procedure room. The lower end of the range is for larger suites; the higher end for smaller suites. Similar ratios are given for radiography/fluoroscopy, mammography, MRI, ultrasound, and nuclear medicine. There is also a ratio given for outpatient multi-modality diagnostic imaging centers.
This information comes from Hayward & Associates, a health care facility planning consultancy that publishes the design manual SpaceMed.
Source: Estimating diagnostic imaging space based on the number of procedure rooms. (2015, Fall). SpaceMed Newsletter. https://www.spacemed.com/newsletter/rule-83-imagingspace.pdf
Filed under: Benchmarking, Design, Imaging, Posted by Kim Garber | Tagged: Departmental gross square feet per procedure room, DGSF per procedure room, Hospital space planning ratios, Imaging department space planning |