Dacon was selected to design and construct a specialized medical imaging facility by Aurora Imaging Technology, Inc., developers of the Aurora Dedicated Breast MRI System, currently the only FDA approved dedicated MRI System designed specifically for 3-D bilateral breast imaging. Other dedicated women’s specialties at the facility include digital mammography, ultrasound imaging, and image-guided stereotactic biopsy. The facility occupies 8,500 SF of an existing medical office building.
Dacon’s design features a high level of interior finish using materials intended to provide both a relaxing and dignified environment for women during the check-in, changing, waiting, imaging and recovery processes. A low level interior lighting scheme was developed in patient areas to reinforce the calming surroundings. Acoustical and visual privacy of patients is maintained throughout the facility. New engineering systems were provided in all areas, including dedicated equipment and magnetic shielding for the MRI System. Dacon’s services included preparing for and obtaining the necessary approvals from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.