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Southern Regional Technical College receives new technology to practice X-rays

Posted at 5:50 PM, Nov 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-13 17:50:04-05

THOMASVILLE, Ga. — Southern Regional Technical College just got a major upgrade in one of their departments.

The Radiation Tech Program received a grant to purchase a new phantom body to practice X-rays on.

The twist with the new one is that the body is a lot lighter and has a real human skeleton inside.

This allows students to get a better idea and advance them for their clinicals and graduation.

Students and faculty are very excited about the new phantom.

"They are able to set technical factors that are much more in line with what they are going to use," said Program Director Tony Turpin. "I think their confidence levels have increased because they are working with a phantom that is much more realistic so those are the same positions that you would see in the field."

"It's wonderful because she looks like a patient and her bones are so similar to the ones that we would see everyday, so it really helps a lot as far as consistency with our images," said Emory Dean, a senior in the program.

Students and faculty within the program are hoping that they can get more upgrades to keep improving their program.