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HERDIN Record #: PCHRD08151102085482 Submitted: 15 August 2011

Design and testing of prototype x-ray equipment for rural health units/hospitals.

Samuel A. Molines

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Initially, a survey of current x-ray models comparing existing technologies and cost analyses will be conducted. A review of related literature will be done to determine the parameters and technical specifications of the prototype. This shall include the specifications of the DOH-Radiological Health Office, as the prototype should conform with existing regulations. A preliminary design in the form of block diagrams and modules will be drawn up. The design will be finalized after consultations with the cooperating agencies. An appropriate X-ray tube assembly will be acquired from abroad. After the acquisition of parts and components, the x-ray control, table assembly, tube support and related accessories will be constructed. Testing and calibration of the prototype will then follow. Calibration of the x-ray machine will require the use of a Dynalizer. While it can also be acquired from abroad at prices which range from P500,000 to P1 M the Institute has decided to fabricate it. This will cost ASTI approximately P30,000 only. This is a much lower price compared to its import cost. The completed prototype will be tested in a radiation-shielded room. For this purpose, the assistance of the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute, the Department of Health and Medical experts will be needed.

Publication Type
Research Project
Date
June 30, 1991-May 31, 1992
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