TAIPEI (The China Post) – Sitting quietly for a few minutes on a trip to the doctor can be difficult for many young kids, and seemingly impossible for babies, not to mention undergoing radiography and scanners.
Most people can’t stop laughing though after discovering the method used to X-ray wriggly babies – even if they do look like they are part of some ill-advised challenge.
The adorable youngsters are squished into a glass contraption while being X-rayed in a device called the Pigg-O-Stat (we’re not making this up, http://www.piggostat.com/).
The device, which was designed in the 1960s’, immobilizes wriggly little ones and limits their exposure to more radiation than necessary while being scanned.
You’ve probably never seen one before because, as the Royal College of Radiologists in the UK, points out, medical doctors don’t routinely use them.
Thanks to a Twitter user kindly bringing the Pigg-O-Stat to more widespread attention, scores of social media users have been tickled pink by the images of disgruntled babies being X-rayed.
“Omg I thought they were in a blender lol,” wrote one woman.
A kid in a yellow t-shirt, in particular, seemed to have captured people’s attention. “This one look like “when they let me out, it’s over for y’all mfs,” another one wrote.
Another reason why these photos are funny and confusing is that the kids *don’t* look traumatized. Just annoyed or confused.
“I love that the nurse is enjoying herself too,” said another person.
I just found out this is how they X-ray small children and I can’t stop laughing pic.twitter.com/crNsjYhtpK
— Professor Finesser (@mowziii) April 27, 2019