Eastern Florida State College has selected the RadPRO1 URS universal radiography system and the RadPRO ELITE XM overhead/ceiling mounted digital radiography system from Virtual Imaging Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon USA Inc, for its educational needs at its new Health Sciences Institute on its Melbourne, Fla, campus. Each system is equipped with a Canon CXDI wireless detector.

The radiography program at Eastern Florida State College trains students for careers as technologists in diagnostic radiography, and requires robust and reliable imaging solutions to train its students to perform the technical procedures required to produce X-ray studies for the diagnosis of disease and injury.

“One mission of the radiography program at Eastern Florida State College is to meet the needs of the students by offering quality instruction using theory and performance-based instruction, which will enable the student to graduate with the necessary skills to succeed as a radiographer,” says Sandra Lanza, radiography program clinical coordinator at Eastern Florida State College. “Accordingly, in introducing our new educational facility, it was important that we chose radiography systems that were not only trusted by local healthcare organizations, but were also very reliable, high-quality digital radiography systems that could help our educators provide students with quality instruction.”

Designed for use in all general radiology applications, RadPRO URS universal radiography system offers features for fast, simple patient positioning.  The system’s U-arm design maintains constant alignment between the X-ray tube and image receptor, regardless of tilt position or image receptor angle.

Additionally, the RadPRO ELITE system is a multipurpose overhead mounted digital radiography system developed to help technicians perform exams with confidence. Equipped with a high-frequency generator, elevating four-way float table, chest unit, and overhead X-ray support, it provides precision positioning.

“Experiential learning can assist students in preparing for real-world circumstances, helping to position them for success in clinical environments,” says Tsuneo Imai, vice president and general manager of the Healthcare Solutions Group at Canon USA Inc and president of Virtual Imaging Inc. “We are proud that Eastern Florida State College chose to purchase two RadPRO radiographic solutions to enrich the training of radiology students.”

For more information, visit Canon USA.