Installing a CT Scanner takes a lot of time and planning. The last thing you want is for your installation team to show up and the site is not prepared and ready. The experts at Atlantis Worldwide put together this information to help you with your CT Scanner installation so everything goes as smoothly as possible.
It all starts when you purchase your CT Scanner. Then it’s time to create a timeline for installation.
- Connect your architect with the CT Scanner seller. They will need to provide the architectural drawing of the space for the CT Scanner and equipment. The drawing should also show the delivery path, including corners, hall sizes and door openings.
- Your CT Scanner Seller will create preliminary drawings of the room with the system installed in it. These will be submitted to you as well as the installing engineer for review.
- Once all drawings have been approved by you and the engineer, final drawings will be created. These will include electrical connections, HVAC, plumbing and more.
- During construction, the engineer should arrange for a site visit and answer any questions about set-up and discuss the project. Electricians, plumbers, contractors and HVAC technicians would attend the meeting as well.
- Take photos throughout the construction process and provide them to your CT Scanner Seller. The Seller’s engineer can look for potential issues with the build-out and determine a timeline for the date of delivery.
- Once a firm date of completion has been established, the Seller will book a truck to deliver the CT Scanner to your site.
- If any additional equipment is needed for the installation process (forklifts, pallet jacks, etc.), this should be arranged to coincide with the delivery date. The install crew should be ready to begin the install.
These steps will take weeks and month to complete, especially since there are so many different people involved in the process. But, with careful planning and thorough communication, you can have a stress-free installation process.
Here are a few more tips:
- Create a master list of contacts for everyone involved in the project. Share with all involved parties so they can reach out to one another as needed.
- Do your planning via email whenever possible. Having things documented in writing provides a helpful reference if someone happens to forget part of a conversation.
- Be sure to copy all emails to all interested parties, including engineers, HVAC technicians, electricians, plumbers and more.
Talk To An Expert
Since planning for an installation for a CT Scanner is time consuming and never easy, it’s wise to talk to an expert. At Atlantis Worldwide, we’ve been helping healthcare professionals find the perfect medical imaging equipment for almost 30 years. We’ve helped thousands of clients plan and execute equipment installation and are happy to share insights and information with you.
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About the author: Vikki Harmonay