Southern Maine Radiation Therapy Institute at Maine Medical Center, Portland, 1974

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Southern Maine Radiation Therapy Institute at Maine Medical Center, Portland, 1974

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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.

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  • 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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