Students in NAIT’s diagnostic imaging programs train on industry-standard equipment – in many cases using the same technology they will use in their practicums. See video of our state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging equipment.
Medical Radiologic Technology and Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technology
Like all Alberta X-ray facilities, NAIT’s radiography (X-ray) labs are now completely filmless. Medical Radiologic Technology and Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technology students use digital technology to both take and view images. The program also has new digital mobile X-ray and fluoroscopy (moving X-ray) equipment.
Students in these programs practice their positioning and X-ray skills using various simulators, including mannequins and phantoms (task trainers that can be X-rayed).
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Students in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program work in labs equipped with state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment, including:
- 2D ultrasound systems with Doppler
- 3D/4D ultrasound systems
- peripheral vascular systems
- dedicated echocardiography scanning systems
- portable point of care (emergency response) systems
- simulators that can be programmed to display normal or abnormal cases for:
- picture archiving computer systems
The Magnetic Resonance program lab includes a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) simulator that lets students practice positioning and simulate an MRI exam from patient screening to image acquisition and analysis. Another 3 simulation computers can be programmed to display both normal and abnormal cases for study.
The program also has phantoms, full-body mannequins, and other equipment, such as IV arms, that allow students to practice their skills.