St. Joseph Mercy Oakland MRI Replacement & Suite Upgrades

This project involved the extensive renovation of an existing space within an active hospital to install a new Siemens open-bore Magnetom Aera Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) system to replace an existing mobile MRI on site. This project involved relocating patient changing and holding to renovated areas across and adjacent corridor. The removal and replacement of an exterior wall knockout panel and RF shielding was necessary for the installation of the new MRI equipment.  Wall and flooring finishes were removed to create a pathway for new equipment power and control feeds.  New lighting was installed for the backlit nature scape murals on the ceiling as well as the walls.  “Cinemavision” audio and video equipment was also installed to provide added patient comfort options.

Upgrades to the MEP systems included a new MRI equipment room with a dedicated chiller to maintain precise MRI temperature tolerances. Related work included new interior finishes to adjoining corridors, vestibule and waiting rooms. Utility shut downs and change over work was performed during off hour shift periods. All work was completed in a timely fashion, including the installation, calibration and MRI applications process.

Project Location:

Pontiac, MI


1,600 SF Suite


MRI Suite
MRI Equipment Room
Patient Changing and Holding
Control Room


St. Joseph Mercy Oakland


HKS Architects, Northville, MI