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School of Allied Health Professions radiation technology department builds practice lab for students

The LLU School of Allied Health Professions department of radiation technology plans to complete a new student practice laboratory by the end of November, according to Laura Alipoon, EdD, department chair.

The practice lab will consist of two parts: a positioning lab with equipment that looks and feels like the actual equipment the students will be using with real patients, and an energized lab with two rooms that actually contain working x-ray equipment.

The new practice laboratory facilities will provide students enrolled in the two-year medical radiography program with a hands-on opportunity to familiarize themselves with the x-ray equipment they will operate as practitioners, as well as a place for testing student skills.

By Larry Kidder, MA
Laura Alipoon, EdD, chair of the SAHP department of radiation technology, points out one of the observation windows through which students can observe their �patients� while practicing their skills.
Laura Alipoon, EdD, chair of the SAHP department of radiation technology, points out one of the observation windows through which students can observe their “patients” while practicing their skills.
Campus engineering workers Andy Wheeler (on ladder) and Roydeen Rell work to complete the two rooms.
Campus engineering workers Andy Wheeler (on ladder) and Roydeen Rell work to complete the two rooms that
will make up the energized portion of the student practice laboratory.

TODAY news for Thursday, November 16, 2006