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SPACE PLANNING: Imaging GSF per procedure room

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

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