|Diagnostic Radiology & Imaging|
|Criteria apply to various scanning methods, such as Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and Ultrasound|
|Task||Notes||Horizontal (Eh)||Vertical (Ev)||Uniformity (Avg:Min)|
|Control Room/Alcove||Eh at 2’6” AFF; Ev at 4′ AFF||10fc||5fc||3 to 1|
|Image Viewing||Eh at 2’6” AFF; Ev at 4′ AFF||30fc||10fc||3 to 1|
|Ceiling Art||Introduce backlighted photomurals or art panels above recumbent patient’s head position||–||–||–|
|Preparation||Eh at 3’ AFF; Ev at 4′ AFF||50fc||15fc||3 to 1|
|Procedure||Eh at 3’ AFF; Ev at 4′ AFF||5fc||2fc||4 to 1|
MRI Control Room
Lighting in the control room should enhance the staff's ability to evaluate the images on a monitor.
Indirect lighting on the surrounding walls and dimmable LED sources is desirable, giving the staff control of the light levels for their tasks.