Magnetic Resonance students gain Insight with $500,000 donation
Insight Medical Imaging has donated the use of equipment valued at $500,000 in support of NAIT’s Magnetic Resonance (MR) program. NAIT’s partnership with Insight Medical Imaging, which began in July 2001, allows students to gain practical lab experience using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) equipment off-site with access to technical support.
Established in 2001 as the first of its kind in Alberta, NAIT’s MR program currently trains up to 16 students each year. As a part of the curriculum, students in the program must complete 20 hours of off-site lab time, acquiring knowledge and skills, such as anatomy, patient care, communication and safety.
“We are very fortunate to have industry support from partners like Insight Medical Imaging,” said Craig Briggs, associate chair of the Magnetic Resonance program. “The opportunity for our MR students to learn on state-of-the-art equipment under the supervision of experienced professionals is invaluable.”
Through the use of Insight Medical Imaging’s equipment in the evening when patients are not present, students gain experience in a real-world setting. As a long-standing partner of NAIT, Insight Medical Imaging has helped train students in the diagnostic imaging programs, which also include Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, and Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
“Insight Medical Imaging is a proud partner of NAIT,” said Larry Schindel, CEO of Insight Medical Imaging. “As an employer of first choice, we recognize our responsibility in helping to train future healthcare workers and provide the practical experience necessary in their development. We value this partnership and the opportunity to work with these incredible young people.”
Students who graduate from the program are high in demand and learn to function in diverse settings from busy trauma centres to outpatient clinics. The partnership with Insight Medical Imaging ensures that NAIT is able to meet Alberta’s current and emerging needs for technology-based education.
NAIT is one of Canada’s leading polytechnics, with almost 80,000 registrations worldwide in key areas, including science, technology and the environment, business, health care and trades. Known for real-world education and student success, NAIT also engages with business and industry in applied research and innovation and provides corporate training around the world. NAIT enrolled its first students - 29 communication electrician apprentices - in 1962 and this year concludes its 50th anniversary celebrations.
Insight Medical Imaging
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