Item 105544 - Southern Maine Radiation Therapy Institute at Maine Medical Center, Portland, 1974

Item 105544 - Southern Maine Radiation Therapy Institute at Maine Medical Center, Portland, 1974
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Item 105544
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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