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Background and Objective: One main obstacle of operating chest x-ray for the children patients of age 3-6 years old is the fear of equipment from those children. When they went into the x-ray room and saw the machine, they always were uncooperative. So, radiographer technologist and parents needed to spend a long time in accompanying and motivating them. Their parents or hospital staffs needed to hold the radiographic cassette while the chest x-ray machine operated. For this reason, the parents or hospital staff could be in risk of getting radiation. The idea of inventing this new panda’s model chest x-ray equipment is to help children to be comfortable enough to stay alone while they receive chest x-ray and accordingly, reduce the risk of radiation for their parents and hospital staff who used to involve in the chest x-ray process.
Methods: The innovations of this new equipment are in two steps : Firstly, repair, design and construction of the equipment. Secondly, test and evaluate the quality of equipment.
Results: This new Panda’s model is practical for chest x-ray in children.
Conclusions : This new equipment is effective for using in the real situation for diagnosis which can replace the old chest x-ray procedure. The advantage of this new equipment is that the child patients are able to stay in radiation area alone without any help from their parents and hospital staff. Therefore, it can reduce the radiation hazard for them. Moreover, as a panda cartoon character, it also can be used as a toy while the children patients are waiting for their service.
Keyword: Innovation, X-ray accessories, Chest x-ray