Because MRI transmits and receives radio signals, scanning must take place in a dedicated screened room with metal lined walls. The magnet must also be kept at a constant temperature (±1°C, ±2°F) so the room must be fitted with air conditioning. A suitable room can be converted from an existing facility, or be incorporated into a new building design.
Hallmarq recommends a room size of 8m x 6m (26ft x 20ft) to allow MRI of an anaesthetised horse. If you plan to do only standing MRI a room size of 5m x 7m (16ft x 24ft) is sufficient. Design and installation of the RF screened room and air conditioning is a specialist task, and Hallmarq can provide architectural advice to the veterinary clinic and liaise with the room manufacturer to ensure an effective and economic installation.