The Department of Radiologic Sciences has accepted a donation from TurnKey Medical Inc., a local distributor of diagnostic imaging equipment. The Toshiba computed tomography simulation console will be installed later this summer and be available for use in the fall semester.
The donation comes at a critical moment in the department’s quest to raise funds for new equipment in order to train the program’s students on modern medical and radiology technology. The department is supported by state appropriated funding, which does not include a separate equipment fund. Therefore, the department has set a goal of raising $237,500 in the next three months in equipment or cash donations to upgrade its outdated equipment, some manufactured as long ago as 1982.
The new console will permit students to simulate changes in scanning parameters and better recognize patient safety considerations prior to and during clinical experiences.
“The department is excited and grateful to receive the equipment,” said Leslie Kendrick, chair of the radiologic sciences department. “The simulation-based training will greatly enhance our students’ readiness to competently perform in the clinical setting.”
Graduates of the Department of Radiologic Sciences boast 100 percent pass rates on national exams and have scored in the top six percent nationally for many years. Radiologic sciences students who finish their degrees at Boise State become sought-after employees who work at local hospitals and care centers with well-respected radiology teams.
Dean Dunnagan invites all friends, alumni and donors to consider supporting the department in its quest to replace outdated equipment to ensure the best education possible for Boise State’s outstanding radiologic sciences students.
For more information about how to make a donation to the radiologic sciences department, please contact Sunny Wallace, development director for the College of Health Sciences, at (208) 426-2124 or firstname.lastname@example.org.