Any experience with bespoke furniture for reading stations. Seen such at RSNA one company Gordon Instruments cant remember the others Any aware of uk suppliers Problem Radiologists varying in height from 4'11'' to 6' 3''
Still no response! anybody any experience with dedicated Pacs ws furniture ?uk/ireland suppliers new build need info for fit out asap
posted on Thursday, October 20, 2005 - 02:08 pm
Regrettably have mislaid the brochures that I brought back from RSNA last year but if you can access the Exhibitors' guide from last year on line at least two companies had UK and EU representation. Let me know if you are unable to find it on line and I will sort through my papers again. I recall one US based firm trades under the Anthrotec(?) trade mark and another was Danish.
P.S. We use standard office work benches and desks for our workstations. The ergonomic issues around desk, chair and monitor heights are essentially the same for any business workstation use, except we have more monitors! Stephen Davies covered this in his presentation at the SIG meeting in June 2003. His PowerPoint slides are uploaded on the site.
[Antonio Antonini] The company Lewico has cost effective solutions for Medical Workstations furniture. You can contact Caroline Keyworth (firstname.lastname@example.org) at Richardson Electronics for more details. Antonio
We moved into our new Dept in Wigan last December. We also use standard work benches built into each of our individual PACS reporting rooms. We found the depth of the benches had to be at least 800mm deep to accomodate the w/s server (as most of the workstation servers are deeper than std PCs.) Having deeper benches also allows us to position the TFT monitors at a comfortable distance away from the reporter, and allow adequate space in front of them for keyboard, mouse, packets of old films, etc. We also have a separate bank of viewing boxes on a wall at right angles to the workbench so comparison with old films can be made without glare or reflections. We also insisted on dimmable lights and air conditioning which are just as important considering how much heat 3 monitors, PCs/server, viewing boxes and a human generate. (We had to fight for the latter as a/c is not in std NHS building plans)
We have a similar set up as Wigan except that we have designed a central reporting area with 5 workstations. These have been positioned to avoid reflected light from other stations with partitions between. We installed a/c as a priority and the lighting is dimmable. The lighting is split into two sections so that it can be dimmed in one half whilst the other end is lit if necessary. Each desk has a wall mounted tasklight which can be directed upwards for less glare.
posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 06:19 pm