Usefulness Evaluation of Merchant Auxiliary Equipment of Body Type Changing Suitable for X-ray Table Integral Type

체형변화에 적합한 X-선 검사대 일체형 Merchant 보조장비의 유용성 평가

  • 성열훈 (청주대학교 방사선학과)
  • Received : 2013.03.20
  • Accepted : 2013.06.07
  • Published : 2013.06.30


The purpose of this study was to evaluate of the usefulness and to develop new auxiliary equipment that can bending angle of the bone of the knee various depending on the thickness of the thigh of the human. The subjects agreed for research purposes and were selected from normal person who do not have past knee-related diseases and grouped thin group A and thick group B for the thigh. We set in order to obtain images in the axial direction of the bones of the knee, $35^{\circ}$ to increase by $5^{\circ}$ angle of knee flexion, $45^{\circ}$, to $55^{\circ}$, and we performed combinations of 9 tests by incident angle X-ray per each angle, $40^{\circ}$, $50^{\circ}$ and $60^{\circ}$. As a result, we have developed an Merchant auxillary equipment of X-ray table integral type in radiographic images which was easy to use and could take images of various integral knee joint angles adjusting different body types. Using the auxiliary equipment, in the case of X-ray incident angle $50^{\circ}$ and $60^{\circ}$ with the knee flexion angle of $40^{\circ}$ in group A, and in group B, Knee flexion angle of $45^{\circ}$ and $35^{\circ}$, the X-ray incident angle at $60^{\circ}$, excellent images were derived. Future, it would be very useful in the examination of patients with a variety of body types.


Auxiliary Equipment;Merchant View;Radiographic Images;X-ray Table Integral Type


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