DECEMBER 8, 2020

Professor Dr. Pairach Thatchayapong, Chairman of Netbay Public Company Limited and the researchers received the Outstanding Technologist Award from the 3D Cone-Beam X-ray Computer Computed Tomography)

Prof. Dr. Phairat Thatchayapong leads a team of researchers under the NSTDA 19 people to develop "conical beam three-dimensional computed tomography machine" since 2007 until the present, extending to commercial use in hospitals all over the country. Thailand Saving the country's currency by more than 270 million baht.

The Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty the King in collaboration with the Science Society of Thailand under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty the King held a congratulatory event for Outstanding Technologists and New Technologists of the Year 2019 in this year's research and development "Conical beam three-dimensional computed tomography machine" of the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) received an outstanding technologist award, which Professor Dr. Pairat Thatchayapong, Senior Advisor, NSTDA . and special experts project director "Conical beam three-dimensional computed tomography machine" received the royal award "Outstanding Technologist of the Year 2019" from Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Department of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn On Monday, October 7, 2019, on the occasion of His Highness the opening ceremony of the 45th Science and Technology Conference of Thailand (SAT. 45) of the Science Society of Thailand under the Royal Patronage of Mae Fah Luang University Chiang Rai.

The aforementioned project started in 2007. The work started from dental work first. From design, research, development, production of prototypes according to international standards until it can be conveyed to users who can actually benefit until now Later, it has been expanded to other applications as well. Therefore, cone beam CT (CBCT) is sometimes called abbreviated as Cone Beam CT or CBCT. It has been designed and manufactured into 3 features to meet the needs of users:
1) DentiiScan focusing on dental and oral and maxillofacial surgery.
2) MobiiScan focusing on Fixed deformities on the face and skull.
3) MiniiScan focuses on detecting the radiographic extent of breast lumps in the operating room.
Cone Beam CT Machine Researched and developed, the image quality is tested with a standard Phantom (Phantom) and passed the international procedures for radiation and electrical safety checks. It then goes through the clinical testing process before being used in the final stages of actual use with patients. before being taken out to produce and sell as a product In order to ensure the use in the country The research team then proceeded until it was certified ISO 13485 (Medical Device Industry Quality Management System) of the production process in the pilot plant of NSTDA that was established as well. At present, technology has been transferred to the private sector.

In the case of Denty Scan It has been installed around 60 units in hospitals across Thailand and has been used more than 7,000 times. Used at the Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, the Faculty of Dentistry and the Faculty of Medicine. Chiang Mai University and Chulalongkorn Hospital The Thai Red Cross Society with patients more than 1,000 times, while the mini-scan is used with patients at the Faculty of Medicine. Prince of Songkla University has been done more than 100 times.

The cone-beam CT machine is considered a research example that, in addition to reducing the loss of foreign currency, in the case of denty scanning, it also makes the disadvantaged. Elderly people and people with disabilities have access to utilization of dental implants. Including the diagnosis of other diseases as well, such as a broken jaw due to a motorcycle accident Jaw cancer, implanted teeth, cyst, and sinusitis, etc. In the case of Mobi Scan for surgery to correct deformities on the face and skull including patients with cleft lip and cleft palate The Miniscan reduces the time the patient spends in the operating room and in general anesthesia. As a result, doctors can operate faster. and reduce the cost of treatment as well as reducing costs for patients due to resection of breast cancer tumors.

Prof. Dr. Pairat Thatchayapong (Senior Advisor of NSTDA and special expert) said that the research results of the development of a conical beam x-ray computed tomography machine It will help reduce inequality in society. Increased access to advanced technology enhance the quality of Thai people Encourage implantation of the poor and treatment of patients with cleft lip and palate along with reducing imports from abroad It saves the country's currency to more than 270 million, including building a medical device manufacturing industry from research and development within the country. and create an ecosystem for economic circularity with Thai technology and innovation as well as building a large network of dentists at the national level The value of dentists in dental implants is 900 million baht per year, answering the question of bringing science. Technology and innovation in the country's development according to the Thailand 4.0 policy.

The Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty the King Organize the Outstanding Technologist Award Program and the Young Technologist Award in 2000 onwards, mentioning the importance of the award “Potential and ability to create/develop technology that can be applied in practice. or commercially suitable in line with the needs of the industrial sector and community in the country It is an important factor in building a country's ability to be highly self-reliant in technology. This will affect the competitiveness of the industry. and the country's economy on the world stage" since 2002, which was the first year of awarding until now There has been an award for the best technologist in the group category. and individuals, a total of 30 awards, and a total of 28 new technologist awards.