MRI SuitesIn recent years MRI suites are being installed in malls, office buildings, and other sites where they share space with neighbors. MRI units can generate sound levels as high as 107 dB. These sound levels need to be contained when the units are located next to, above or below other tenants. The additional constrictions of magnetic shielding and special venting and HVAC considerations make acoustic design somewhat challenging. AVL has provided isolation design for MRI suites for the University of Rochester, Presgar, Borg & Ide and others. In each case, we have been able to obtain environments where neighbors as well as waiting patients do not hear the MRI units in operation.
Unity HospitalExpansion project of Unity Hospital, a 321-bed nonprofit hospital located in Rochester New York. AVL was enlisted for extensive acoustical and noise control designs. The spaces at Unity that we worked on include: cafeteria, auditorium, patient rooms, hallways and boardroom. The challenge was to assure that the noise from the high-traffic hard floors in their large cafeteria could not be heard in the instructional lecture auditorium located directly below. Done!●Aesthetically pleasing acoustical design ●Optimum noise control ●Antimicrobial acoustical materials for patient comfort