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GBC Radiology Program Unveils New X-ray Lab

The new digital imaging lab is made possible by a $250,000 grant from the William N. Pennington Foundation

GBC Radiology Program Unveils New X-ray Lab.The Great Basin College Radiology Technology Program recently unveiled a new digital imaging lab made possible by a $250,000 grant from the William N. Pennington Foundation.

The state-of-the-art radiographic digital lab allows for x-rays to be taken and reviewed digitally. As a result, the program will no longer need to use film imaging. Images can be viewed on a wireless devices and computers.

Advantages of this technology include time efficiency and an archiving and communication system that is easily accessible by heath care professionals. The grant also paid for a new controller’s room and general remodeling.

The new devices allow students to go from a classroom setting to a clinical setting, using the same equipment,” said Mary Doucette, Radiology Technology Program Director. “It’s going to be a smooth transition for our students.”

The 2016 AAS radiology technology graduating class achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the AART (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists) National Boards as well as 100 percent job placement rate.

The AAS degree is a 22-month program. Students apply to the program in June and begin classes in August, and graduate in 2 years in May.

The Pennington Foundation was formed by the late William N. Pennington, a gaming industry pioneer and philanthropist, and provides grants to Northern Nevada based organizations in the areas of education, community services, health care, and medical research.

For more information about the radiology program visit, http://www.gbcnv.edu/programs/show.cgi?AAS-RT.

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