X-Ray Machine Donation Enables Hands-on Training at Missoula College
Turn-Key Medical, a Boise-based medical equipment company, recently donated a portable X-ray machine to UM’s Missoula College. The machine, valued at $30,000, is a modern, portable device formerly used at Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital. It’s the same kind of equipment students will use in their clinical training and on the job.
“It will allow for realistic simulations for students’ training, such as bedside radiography,” said Dan Funsch, clinical coordinator for the college’s Radiologic Technologist program. “This donation enables students to practice with an important tool.”
Missoula College has a robust health professions department that prepares students for various careers in the field. The new River Campus, which opened in the fall of 2017, features state-of-the art classrooms, labs and equipment for teaching and learning. Donors like Turn-Key Medical have been integral to outfitting these spaces with the latest technology.