Missoula College Radiology Program Receives Donated X-Ray Machine

January 30, 2018

Dan Funsch (left) clinical coordinator for Missoula College’s Radiologic Technologist program, accepts a donated X-ray machine from Turn-Key Medical Inc. MISSOULA – Missoula College of the University of Montana recently received a portable X-ray machine to assist students in the Radiologic Technologist program as a donation from Turn-Key Medical Inc.

The machine – a Shimazdu DaRt Evolution – is a modern, state-of-the-art, portable X-ray device formerly used at Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital. The X-ray, valued at approximately $30,000, is similar to equipment that students will use as they enter clinical sites for their required training.

“It will allow for realistic simulations for students’ training, such as bedside radiography,” said Dan Funsch, clinical coordinator for the Radiologic Technologist program. “This donation enables students to practice with an important tool for radiologic technologists.”

Missoula College has worked with Turn-Key Medical Inc. for more than three years, most recently for assistance in designing its X-ray lab at the new River Campus. The college also purchased a non-energized training system from Turn-Key, which allows students to simulate and practice various X-ray procedures without the risk of emitting ionizing radiation. Turn-Key is based in Boise, Idaho, and supplies diagnostic imaging equipment to health care facilities throughout the region.

For more information about the donation or the Radiologic Technologist program, call Funsch at 406-239-6488 or email daniel.funsch@umontana.edu.

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Contact: Dan Funsch, clinical coordinator, Missoula College Radiologic Technologist program, 406-239-6488, daniel.funsch@umontana.edu.