Radiotherapy - High Dosage Treatment

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Radiotherapy - High Dosage Treatment is a short film from 1945 released on 16mm. It is held in the Prelinger Archives collection.

radiation therapy

Radiotherapy - High Dosage Treatment
Produced byWillard Pictures
Animation byanimator
Willard Pictures
Distributed byWillard Pictures
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nuclear medicine; radiation therapy;

doctor performing an in-office biopsy on a patient under local anesthesia; patient's condition is diagnosed as carcinoma of the tongue and prescribes x-ray treatments; x-ray technician figures dosage; discussion of electric voltage and amperage and how it relates to x-rays; diagrams of the penetration of x-rays into the body; animation of the destruction of cancer cells by x-rays;

use of radon's seeds: these are tiny hollow metal capsules that contain radon gas. the seeds are implanted in the body inside a tumor. a nurse handles them behind a small lead shield;

discussion between patient and nurse.