Modern Way Immobilizers


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The Pigg-O-Stat is the World’s Top Clinically-Proven, Time-Tested, and Medically-Trusted Pediatric Immobilizer.

Since 1960, the Pigg-O-Stat has been and continues to be the first choice for pediatricians, doctors, and medical professionals around the globe. The Pigg-O-Stat is an all-in-one pediatric immobilization device designed for positioning infants and young children for an appropriate x-ray without significant complications.

Protecting Personnel from Exposure to Radiation

Child comfort and safety is our number one concern. Since the Pigg-O-Stat does not rely on automated machinery or technology, x-ray technicians and pediatricians have full control over the setup for each infant or child that utilizes Pigg-O-Stat. Unlike other medical exams or procedures that may allow a parent to secure an infant, x-rays are not forgiving for movements. The Pigg-O-Stat safely secures the child and allows the x-ray technician to be brief and efficient while the child remains immobilized.

Safely Immobilize Children for X-Ray

The unfortunate exposure to radiation at a very young age is already a concern for most medical professionals and even more for parents. The Pigg-O-Stat provides x-ray technicians the best opportunity to capture a great picture on the first attempt. With fewer retakes required, infants receive significantly less exposure to radiation.

Protecting Personnel from Exposure to Radiation

One of the greatest sacrifices for x-ray technicians is when they are over-exposed to radiation due to having to immobilize an infant themselves. Not anymore! The Pigg-O-Stat is highly efficient as it immobilizes the infant, allowing the x-ray technician to seek protection during the brief exam.

The Pigg-O-Stat Guarantee

The Pigg-O-Stat is guaranteed by its inventing manufacturer, Modern Way Immobilizers. While our 99% approval rate by medical experts proves that our equipment is dependable, durable, and long-lasting, we provide a full one year warranty on defective parts.

To ensure the highest quality of workmanship, all devices are inspected prior to distribution. Even though the parts will withstand significant stress and strain for long durations to perform its purpose, the plexiglass parts are not guaranteed against breakage.

Pigg-O-Stat Pediatric Immobilizer Operating Instructions

As true with most new and well-engineered medical equipment, you will find the operation of the pediatric immobilizer simple and easy after a little experience.  We suggest that your first few x-ray examinations be on children in the age group of 12 to 18 months using large supports.

First, set the technique controls, position tube and select proper film size.  Meanwhile, the child who is receiving the x-ray examination should remove all clothing other than the diaper.

Open the supports on the pediatric immobilizer (as a book).  Keep the seat as low as possible and yet have child’s mouth up to the level of opening in front of the supports.

Place child on the seat and instruct someone to hold child’s arms in a vertical position, touching ears and firmly immobilizing head between arms.  Adjust supports firmly against the child and fasten locks on bases and leather straps at the top of the supports.  Fasten the Velcro strap at the bottom of the support.  Adjust the child patient if not in absolute position.

As always, have the patient well immobilized before permitting assistant to release the patient’s arms and head.

Avoid using the device for patients who are too large.  Ultimately, this is at your discretion and best judgment.

Adjust the film to the proper height and in contact with supports; also, adjust lead shield and markers.

For barium studies, place small plastic sponge under child’s chin to prevent barium from spilling inside supports.

Your technical factors will be changed very little by use of supports.

Proper Care and Use of the Pediatric Immobilizer

The Pigg-O-Stat is very durable and is able to withstand many times the required stress for proper use as proven in extensive use and testing for five decades.  However, be cautious if the immobilizer suffers a hard blow or drop.

The Pigg-O-Stat is an easy cleanup overall.  Sterilize the equipment with Zephiran Chloride.  The plexiglass should always be cleaned with soap and water using a soft sponge or cloth.  Rinse the plexiglass with clear water.

After extensive use, the moving parts on the pediatric immobilizer can be enhanced with a few drops of oil.

Additional information

Weight 55.00 lbs
Dimensions 30 × 30 × 30 in