MaineGeneral X-ray donation

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Release date 10-14-14

 

MaineGeneral donates portable X-ray machine to KVCC

 

FAIRFIELD, ME – MaineGeneral Medical Center’s Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging Department has generously donated a portable X-ray machine to Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC).

The Shimadzu portable x-ray system is a pre-owned machine that was purchased by MaineGeneral to be donated to KVCC. The unit’s exposure control has been removed so it can be used for teaching purposes, but it is otherwise fully functional.

“This piece of equipment is a huge asset to our program, as it allows students to practice bedside radiography and participate more fully in the simulation laboratory,” Betsy Priest, director of KVCC’s Radiologic Technology program, said. “With the portable X-ray unit, students are able to interact with other programs to create realistic scenarios such as the emergency room, intensive care unit, or patient rooms.”

“We feel fortunate to have such strong partners in the healthcare field, and appreciate their commitment to our program,” Priest added.

Students in the Radiologic Technology program will use the machine in their classroom and in the College’s TD Simulation Lab – a state-of-the-art facility equipped with the latest patient simulators and simulation software. The lab includes adult patient units and a pediatric unit as well as a control and observation room.

MaineGeneral Medical Center Imaging Manager Jeff Trask visited KVCC to formally donate the machine and meet with KVCC President Dr. Richard Hopper.

“MaineGeneral is vested in community success and appreciates the opportunity to collaborate with KVCC's Allied Health Programs,” Trask said.

KVCC’s Radiologic Technology program provides education and training to individuals interested in the field of medical imaging. A radiologic technologist, or radiographer, works as part of a health care team assisting radiologists and accurately demonstrating body structures on a radiograph or other image receptor while evaluating radiographic images for quality assurance.

Learn more about the Radiologic Technology program at KVCC at: http://www.kvcc.me.edu/Pages/Radiologic-Technology/Radiology-Home.

KVCC is one of seven community colleges in Maine that operate under the authority of the Maine Community College System Board of Trustees. KVCC is a public, non-profit, post-secondary institution supported in part by State legislative appropriations and federal funds.

The College offers more than 35 programs of study ranging from two-year associate degrees to certificates, as well as a comprehensive schedule of continuing education courses and business and industry outreach programs.

For more information on KVCC go to www.kvcc.me.edu.