Children's National Medical Center, ICIC

Children's National Medical Center, ICIC

ICIC, an acronym for Interventional Cardiovascular Imaging Core, included the renovation of 6,000 square feet of space to accommodate new and advanced imaging equipment, as well as a new angiography procedure room, and a large control room. The new MRI scanner is the first of its kind in the world. It is the only scanner designed specifically for children, and it is able to produce scans of unrivaled clarity.

Completed on time despite a compressed schedule, the new space also features a new angiography procedure room with an angiography scanner, a large control room to monitor both angiography and MRI procedures, equipment rooms to support the two scanners, renovated offices and bathrooms, and special preparatory rooms designed to help patients relax before procedures. Special light fixtures with a peaceful sky image (pictured) were used in these preparatory rooms. In the MRI room, VarcoMac designed and installed a fiber optic lighting system to replicate a night-sky pattern to further help calm patients. The main lighting fixtures in the MRI room are custom light tubes, made completely without any ferrous metals that would distort images taken by the MRI scanner.

Also included in VarcoMac's scope for this project was installing several new feeders to support the new equipment, new transformers, panelboards, general lighting, and nurse call, security, and fire alarm systems.

Project Cost: $1,000,000
Location: Washington, D.C.
Client: Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.