The MSSU Radiology Technology Department has a New X-ray Laboratory.

The room became operational during the fall of 2015 semester, according to Alan Schiska, chair of the department. The $30,000 cost of the new equipment was funded by the Perkins grant.

No structural changes were necessary: The room for the laboratory was fitted with lead-lined walls when the Julio Léon Health science Building was built in 2010.The room’s AMERICON table is fitted with a grid system to improve X-ray contrast.

A digital Computed Radiology (CR) system allows for re-use of image receptor plates. Schiska said the new lab will allow for better space utilization. “It will keep us from having to divide the class into two sections,” he said. “As teacher, I will rotate between two adjoining labs and the students will gets more hands-on experience.”