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Children's National Medical Center

Children's National Medical Center - Washington, D.C.

Vibration Control & Measurement

Location: Washington, D.C. Client: HGA Architects General Contractor: Whiting-Turner

In Spring 2013, the Children's National Medical Center, in conjunction with the National Institute of Health (NIH), opened a new state-of-the-art interventional cardiovascular imaging core. There was concern about potential vibration caused by a parking garage below and adjacent driveway since the 1.5 Tesla MRI was located on the second floor. 

Vibration measurements were made by ESI on the existing structure isolated MRI concrete mass that was encased in a double walled steel box in order to assess current conditions. ESI assessed permissible vibration levels, vibration monitoring, and specified mechanical equipment isolation in order to ensure the success of the facility. ESI was also responsible for noise control and room acoustics design.

Imaging performance was important since the dual-modality suite allowed
overlay of x-ray images and real time MRI images to assist in the guiding of catheters,
reduced anesthesia, and reduced radiation exposure.

Browse the project photo gallery below!

Some of our past vibration control & measurement projects include:

Cancer & Cardiovascular Research Building

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Fort Riley Hospital Replacement

Fort Riley, Kansas

Children's National Medical Center

Washington, D.C.

Microbiology Research Facility

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Good Samaritan Hospital

Kearney, Nebraska

University of Minnesota Rec Center

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mechanical Equipment Isolation

Various Worldwide Locations

Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha, Nebraska

Physics & Nanotechnology Building

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minnesota Public Radio LRT Vibration

Saint Paul, Minnesota

MRI Vibration Isolation

Various U.S. Locations

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