Viral picture revealed as device to help babies get x-rays

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This adorable picture of a baby in a bottle had people online asking, “What is it?” The picture has over 3.4 million views on Imgur. They were looking at the medical device that allows infants to get x-rays.

The device is called a Pigg-O-Stat. It is an, “All-in-one pediatric immobilization device designed for positioning infants and young children for an appropriate x-ray without significant complications.”


The company’s website states,

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.

Once the image was posted to Reddit it went viral. Many commentators had creative ideas for what is happening in the picture.




Here is a video of the device in action: