Panda’s Model for Children of the Chest X-ray Equipment

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Petcharakorn Hanpanich
Bunjong Keonkaew
Saipin Pealpong
Banjawan Chaison
Lalinlita Sutjachalee
Udomlux Ardsiri


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


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Hanpanich P, Keonkaew B, Pealpong S, Chaison B, Sutjachalee L, Ardsiri U. Panda’s Model for Children of the Chest X-ray Equipment. SRIMEDJ [Internet]. 2013 Aug. 22 [cited 2022 Aug. 13];28(1):2-8. Available from:
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