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Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences receives nuclear medicine equipment donation

Rochelle Lee, Ed.D., explores the new dose calibrator donated to the Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences.

Students studying nuclear medicine in the Waters College of Health Professions at Georgia Southern University will have access to a state-of-the-art piece of equipment after a donation from Biodex Medical Systems. 

The Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences received a dose calibrator from Biodex Medical Systems in August. Valued at $8,000, the equipment is used in all nuclear medicine departments in health care. 

“Every dosage of a nuclear medicine radiopharmaceutical must be measured using this piece of equipment prior to administering the radiopharmaceutical to a patient,” said Rochelle Lee, Ed.D., nuclear medicine program director who helped secure the donation thanks to a longstanding relationship with Biodex Medical Systems. 

“Having this state-of-the-art equipment in the nuclear medicine lab gives the students on campus a real-world experience and prepares them for the clinical environment prior to being introduced to the clinical environment,” she continued. “Research supports the fact that students are better prepared when they have an opportunity to simulate a procedure or have hands-on experience prior to performing tasks in a live setting.”


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