The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit of St Francis hospital

The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit of St Francis hospital has 2 MRI machines and sees two kinds of patients, “regular” patients and “contrast” patients. The regular patients don’t need any special preparation before imaging but the contrast patients receive an injection of “dye” that enables the physicians to see the images more clearly. Regular patients require 15 minutes in an MRI machine whereas contrast patients take on average 25 minutes in an MRI machine. Over an 8-hour day, the MRI unit receives an average of 25 regular patients and 5 contrast patients. 

(a) What is the implied utilization (as a %) of the MRI unit? 

(b) What are the actual and maximum flow rates through the MRI (patients per day)?

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