Medical Construction — Gamma Camera at MUSC
Architect: Stubbs Muldrow Herin Architects, Inc.
Location: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston
The Gamma Camera at MUSC is a diagnostic imaging device that is able to produce pictures of internal structures of the human body for accurate diagnosis.
The job consisted of complete interior renovations including four rooms with Gamma Cameras. The cameras were brought in through a third floor window by means of a crane. As the cameras were transported to their appropriate locations, the second floor ceilings had to be shored up to support the weight of the cameras. Rather than using steel, strips of structural fiber were installed to reinforce the structural integrity. Lead lined sheet rock and protective shielding were also used around the cameras for radiation protection.