|Imaging the Future
On September 29, 2005, a new age in diagnostic imaging began with the opening of the Centre for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging.
Left: Students practice ultrasound skills in the Centre for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging
More than 140 guests, staff and students gathered to celebrate a Centre that encompasses multiple disciplines in ultrasound, x-ray and nuclear medicine to train students in an increasingly complex and demanding health care industry. Megan Shaw, a 2nd year student in Medical Radiologic Technology, spoke at the event about what the Centre means to her.
"The equipment on site has been invaluable. Lots of my courses have regularly scheduled classes in the x-ray lab. We can develop positioning skills before we go to our hospital practicum. This is essential to my education and I am really happy with my comprehensive and complete learning experience."
The renovated Centre and the donated equipment do not just provide the latest in learning technologies, but ensure better patient care. Marlene Raasok, Dean of Health and Public Safety, reminded attendees that when they visited their local diagnostic clinic for an x-ray or ultrasound, that "you may not remember the equipment, but you remember the people who provided the service and the quality they brought to your visit. We're proud that many of them are SAIT graduates."
SAIT students in Nuclear Medicine Technology have received the highest national exam scores in Canada for seven years running. Graduates from programs in Diagnostic Imaging enjoy a 100% employment rate within six months of graduation.
Special Thanks to:
Thank you to these donors for making the Centre possible:
- AGFA Healthcare
- Calgary Health Region
- Cardiology Plus
- Caritas Health Group
- EFW Radiology
- Alice Chen and Dr. Chen Fong
- GE Healthcare Canada
- Kodak Canada Inc.
- Northwest Cardio Diagnostics
- Palliser Health Region
- Philips Medicine Systems Canada
- Radiology Consultants Associated
- Saskatchewan Health Region
- Toshiba of Canada Ltd.
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