and white matter in the brain and also is able to show other soft
tissue structures that cannot be demonstrated with x-ray
The unit of electrical current flow equal to
Material Handling (MH). The function of moving, packaging and
storing of substances in any form. MH does not alter, change,
enhance or add value to a product in any way. It is a "cost"
function only which should be minimized to the greatest extent
possible (within given aseptic, physical, operational and
Materials Management (MM). The general methodologies and
organization responsible for all material and supply functions
from the acquisition process through all other functions until
final disposal or salvage. Organizationally the most efficient
structure within most hospitals is the "centralized" one (see
above). Various reporting structures can be established
depending on the requirements and other pertinent factors at a
May. "May" is used to indicate provisions which are used at the
option of the designer.
Main Distribution Frame for telephone system.
Means of Egress. A means of egress is a continuous and
unobstructed way of exit travel from any point in a building or
structure to a public way and consists of three separate and
a) The exit access.
b) The exit.
c) The exit discharge.
A means of egress comprises the vertical and horizontal travel
and shall include intervening room spaces, doorways, hallways,
corridors, passageways, balconies, ramps, stairs, elevators,
enclosures, lobbies, escalators, horizontal exits, courts, and
Mechanical Space. The area which houses the primary and
intermediate components of the air conditioning, plumbing,
communication, electrical and ventilation systems. This area
includes chases and shafts as well as mechanical and electrical
Medical and Dental Treatment Facility (MTF). A facility
established for the purpose of furnishing medical and/or dental
care to eligible individuals.