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The Southern Maine Radiation Therapy Institute (SMRTI) opened in 1974 with a New Diagnostic Facility on the lower level.
The SMRTI boasted state-of-the-art equipment for delivering radiation therapy, including a machine that could test blood in seconds, ultrasound equipment, a machine capable of displaying up to 50 x-rays at a time. The centerpiece was a supervoltage linear accelerator that directed cancer-killing radiation to specific areas of the body, installed behind five foot thick lead shield.
About This Item
- Title: Southern Maine Radiation Therapy Institute at Maine Medical Center, Portland, 1974
- Creator: Maine Medical Center
- Creation Date: 1974
- Subject Date: 1974
- Local Name: West End
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: photographic print
- Dimensions: 22.9 cm x 20.3 cm
- Local Code: P01.13.01
- Collection: Maine Medical Center Photographs
- Object Type: Image
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- Building construction--Maine--Portland
- Cancer treatment
- Maine Medical Center
- Maine Medical Center (Portland, Me.)--Photographs
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