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X-RAY Laboratory Grand Opening at Montana Tech


9/29/2011

Montana Tech is celebrating the grand opening of its new, state of the art x-ray laboratory in the College of Technology. The grand opening is scheduled for Friday, September 30th at 3:00 pm at the College of Technology. All students, faculty, staff and the public are invited to attend. The new x-ray equipment and laboratory will be utilized by students in the Associate of Applied Science Radiologic Technology Program who, upon graduation, are planning to become Radiologic Technologists.

“Radiologic Technologists, we also call them ‘Rad Techs,’ have a significant amount of pure academic material to learn and absorb,” said Dan Owens, Chair of the Health Programs Department and Instructor in the program. “But, there is also a significant hands-on, clinical component to their education. This x-ray equipment and lab will provide our students with many more opportunities to practice and perfect their clinical skills. Ultimately, their patients will benefit with better health outcomes.”

At a cost of $105,000, the x-ray equipment and laboratory will help students apply in real world situations what they learn in the lab. Included in the equipment is a special mannequin. The mannequin is an anatomically and radiologically correct female used for training and teaching purposes. Because the x-ray machine is a working x-ray machine and because it is inappropriate for students to practice on actual humans, the students will use the mannequin to learn how to correctly position patients.

“I want the taxpayers of Montana to know that we spent their money carefully,” said Dr. John M. Garic, Dean of the College of Technology. “And we have constructed a state of the art laboratory for Montana’s sons and daughters who will be educated here.”

For any further information about this issue or any issue pertaining to Montana Tech, please contact Dr. John M. Garic at 406-496-3714 or Amanda Badovinac at 406-496-4828.