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brachytherapy radioactive material applicator

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Dates
1970
1989
circa 1970-1989
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
Accession Number
005020001 a-f
Description
A brachytherapy radioactive material applicator in a case; consists of the applicator device (a) which is basically a long needle in a thick round cylinder with two finger rings on the bottom; the case (b) is made of pine and has a rubber handle; the lid of the case is lined with thick gray foam; i…
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Accession Number
005020001 a-f
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
MeSH Heading
Brachytherapy -- instrumentation
Radium -- administration and dosage
Description
A brachytherapy radioactive material applicator in a case; consists of the applicator device (a) which is basically a long needle in a thick round cylinder with two finger rings on the bottom; the case (b) is made of pine and has a rubber handle; the lid of the case is lined with thick gray foam; inside the case is a removable stainless steel sterilization tray (c) which is fitted to hold the applicator and additional pieces; also included are a cartridge (d) which would hold the radioactive seeds, and unidentified tool (e) which consists of a cylindrical steel handle and a short black metal tip sticking out from it about an inch; there is also a needle with a thick cylindrical base (f) of unknown purpose, and six needle cleaners (which are too small to number individually, which are thin rods that would be inserted into a needle to remove residue, and about 35 small needles (also too small to individually number) which are fitted securely into slots on in the tray.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - applicator - Size: Length 41.5 cm x Width 8.1 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
b - case - Size: Length 47.5 cm x Width 19.5 cm x Depth 6.3 cm
c - tray - Size: Length 45.5 cm x Width 15.0 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
d - cannister - Size: Length 5.1 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
e - tool - Size: Length 7.3 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
f - needle - Size: Length 15.8 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
Provenance
The applicator was used at the Cancer Clinic at Kingston General Hospital.
Maker
Mick Radio-Nuclear Instruments
Site Made (City)
New York (Bronx)
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1970
1989
circa 1970-1989
Date Remarks
Donor says it was used during the 1970s and 80s.
Material
metal: silver, black
wood: brown
rubber: black
foam: gray
Inscriptions
"Mick Radio-Nuclear Instruments, Inc. // 1470 Outlook Avenue Bronx, New York 10465 // Telephone (212) 597-3999 // Mod. # 7308 Ser. # 8335" on two metal panels on the lid of the case (the second does not include the model or serial numbers)
"KT 0376" engraved on a panel on the front of the case
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-10
Condition Remarks
The instruments are like new; the foam in the case is deteriorating badly.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. John Schreiner; Website "Mick Radio-Nuclear Instruments, Inc. "The Brachytherapy Company""; CD #2
Research Facts
Brachytherapy is a form of radiation therapy in which sources of radioactive material are placed in tumours (interstitial implants) or in body cavities near tumours (intracavitary insertions); using this method, high doses of radiation can be given to tumours while sparing normal tissues; the word "brachytherapy" means "short therapy" implying that the radiation is limited to short distances; surgery, chemotherapy, external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy can be used to treat various malignancies, and a combination of two or more of these can often improve the results of any modality alone;
this applicator was used intraoperatively to insert radioactive Iodine-125 seeds into a patient's prostate during an operation to sample his lymph nodes; the radiation oncologist inserted the needles into that prostate at the locations determined by a medical physicist and then attached the cartridge containing the seeds to the side of the applicator and attached to applicator to each needle in turn and inserted the seeds at the predetermined spacing; as the seeds were deposited, the needle was withdrawn, leaving the seeds in the prostate; the seeds remained in the prostate, so the procedure was known as a permanent implant.
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brachytherapy radioactive material applicator

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Dates
1960
1979
circa 1960-1979
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
Accession Number
005020002 a-c
Description
A brachytherapy radioactive material applicator in a case; consists of the applicator device (a) which is basically a long needle mounted on a pair of clamp style forceps; there is a rules on the divide for adjusting the length of the needle; the case (b) is made of pine and has a rubber handle; th…
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Accession Number
005020002 a-c
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
MeSH Heading
Brachytherapy -- instrumentation
Radium -- administration and dosage
Description
A brachytherapy radioactive material applicator in a case; consists of the applicator device (a) which is basically a long needle mounted on a pair of clamp style forceps; there is a rules on the divide for adjusting the length of the needle; the case (b) is made of pine and has a rubber handle; the lid of the case is lined with thick gray foam; inside the case is a removable stainless steel sterilization tray (c) which has three slots for holding the applicator and additional pieces; there are also 75 needle cleaners (which are too small to number individually, which are thin rods in rubber tubes that would be inserted into a needle to remove residue, and 31 small needles (also too small to individually number); about 120 unnumbered parts.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - applicator - Size: Length 40.9 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
b - case - Size: Length 47.5 cm x Width 19.5 cm x Depth 6.3 cm
c - tray - Size: Length 45.5 cm x Width 15.0 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
Provenance
The applicator was used at the Cancer Clinic at Kingston General Hospital.
Maker
Mick Radio-Nuclear Instruments
Site Made (City)
New York (Bronx)
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1960
1979
circa 1960-1979
Date Remarks
Donor says it was an early version of the one used during the 1970s and 80s (005020001).
Material
metal: silver
wood: brown
rubber: black
foam: gray
Inscriptions
"Mick Radio-Nuclear Instruments, Inc. // 1470 Outlook Avenue // Bronx, New York 10465 // Telephone (212) 597-3999"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-10
Condition Remarks
The instruments are like new; the foam in the case is deteriorating.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. John Schreiner; Website: "Mick Radio-Nuclear Instruments, Inc. "The Brachytherapy Company""; CD #2
Research Facts
Brachytherapy is a form of radiation therapy in which sources of radioactive material are placed in tumours (interstitial implants) or in body cavities near tumours (intracavitary insertions); using this method, high doses of radiation can be given to tumours while sparing normal tissues; the word "brachytherapy" means "short therapy" implying that the radiation is limited to short distances; surgery, chemotherapy, external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy can be used to treat various malignancies, and a combination of two or more of these can often improve the results of any modality alone;
this applicator was used intraoperatively to insert radioactive Iodine-125 seeds into a patient's prostate during an operation to sample his lymph nodes; the radiation oncologist inserted the needles into that prostate at the locations determined by a medical physicist and then attached the cartridge containing the seeds to the side of the applicator and attached to applicator to each needle in turn and inserted the seeds at the predetermined spacing; as the seeds were deposited, the needle was withdrawn, leaving the seeds in the prostate; the seeds remained in the prostate, so the procedure was known as a permanent implant.
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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
Accession Number
998006026 a-b
Description
Brass screen, which consists of a small radium container with a removable lid; the brass screen (a) is hollow and cylindrical with a closed rounded bottom and a round open threaded top; the lid (b) is round and partially hollow; it is threaded on the inside to allow it to be fastened on or taken of…
Accession Number
998006026 a-b
Collection
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
MeSH Heading
Radiation Protection
Needles -- case
Description
Brass screen, which consists of a small radium container with a removable lid; the brass screen (a)
is hollow and cylindrical with a closed rounded bottom and a round open threaded top; the lid (b)
is round and partially hollow; it is threaded on the inside to allow it to be fastened on or taken
off the main screen; there is a rounded solid flattened piece of brass with a hole through it, on
the top of the lid
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - brass screen - Size: Length 2.9 cm. x Diameter0.7 cm.
b - lid - Size: Length 1.4 cm. x Diameter0.7 cm.
Provenance
Used at the Ontario Cancer Foundation, Kingston Clinic
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
metal: yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-9
Condition Remarks
The brass shows some wear and tarnish, but no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Compendium of Abstracts of Papers on the Therapeutic Use of Radium," Radium Chemical Company,
1920, Applicator Section, Plate No. 1 (see attached photocopy); see 998.006.030, .032, .035
Research Facts
This is a team brass screen designed to combine Type "B" radium tubes and Type "C" radium needles
Exhibit History
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre - Radium exhibit, May 12, 1998
Less detail
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
Accession Number
998006027 a-b
Description
Brass screen, which consists of a small radium container with a removable lid; the brass screen (a) is hollow and cylindrical with a closed rounded bottom and a round open threaded top; the lid (b) is round and partially hollow; it is threaded on the inside to allow it to be fastened on or taken of…
Accession Number
998006027 a-b
Collection
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
MeSH Heading
Radiation Protection
Needles -- case
Description
Brass screen, which consists of a small radium container with a removable lid; the brass screen (a)
is hollow and cylindrical with a closed rounded bottom and a round open threaded top; the lid (b)
is round and partially hollow; it is threaded on the inside to allow it to be fastened on or taken
off the main screen; there is a rounded solid flattened piece of brass with a hole through it, on
the top of the lid
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - brass screen - Size: Length 2.4 cm. x Diameter0.4 cm.
b - lid - Size: Length 1.3 cm. x Diameter0.4 cm.
Provenance
Used at the Ontario Cancer Foundation, Kingston Clinic
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
metal: yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-9
Condition Remarks
The brass shows some wear and tarnish, but no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Compendium of Abstracts of Papers on the Therapeutic Use of Radium," Radium Chemical Company,
1920, Applicator Section, Plate No. 2 (see attached photocopy); see 998.006.029, .031, .033, .036
Research Facts
This was a screen for use as a Type "B" radium applicator
Exhibit History
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre - Radium exhibit, May 12, 1998
Less detail
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
Accession Number
998006028 a-b
Description
Brass screen, which consists of a small radium container with a removable lid; the brass screen (a) is hollow and cylindrical with a closed rounded bottom and a round open threaded top; the lid (b) is round and partially hollow; it is threaded on the inside to allow it to be fastened on or taken of…
Accession Number
998006028 a-b
Collection
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
MeSH Heading
Radiation Protection
Needles -- case
Description
Brass screen, which consists of a small radium container with a removable lid; the brass screen (a)
is hollow and cylindrical with a closed rounded bottom and a round open threaded top; the lid (b)
is round and partially hollow; it is threaded on the inside to allow it to be fastened on or taken
off the main screen; there is a rounded solid flattened piece of brass with a hole through it, on
the top of the lid
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - brass screen - Size: Length 2.4 cm. x Diameter0.6 cm.
b - lid - Size: Length 1.3 cm. x Diameter0.6 cm.
Provenance
Used at the Ontario Cancer Foundation, Kingston Clinic
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
metal: yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-9
Condition Remarks
The brass shows some wear and tarnish, but no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Compendium of Abstracts of Papers on the Therapeutic Use of Radium," Radium Chemical Company,
1920, Applicator Section, Plate No. 2 (see attached photocopy); see 998.006.034, .037
Research Facts
This was a team screen for two radium needle applicators
Exhibit History
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre - Radium exhibit, May 12, 1998
Less detail
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
Accession Number
998006029 a-b
Description
Brass screen, which consists of a small radium container with a removable lid; the brass screen (a) is hollow and cylindrical with a closed rounded bottom and a round open threaded top; the lid (b) is round and partially hollow; it is threaded on the inside to allow it to be fastened on or taken of…
Accession Number
998006029 a-b
Collection
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
MeSH Heading
Radiation Protection
Needles -- case
Description
Brass screen, which consists of a small radium container with a removable lid; the brass screen (a)
is hollow and cylindrical with a closed rounded bottom and a round open threaded top; the lid (b)
is round and partially hollow; it is threaded on the inside to allow it to be fastened on or taken
off the main screen; there is a rounded solid flattened piece of brass with a hole through it, on
the top of the lid
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - brass screen - Size: Length 1.9 cm. x Diameter0.4 cm.
b - lid - Size: Length 1.3 cm. x Diameter0.4 cm.
Provenance
Used at the Ontario Cancer Foundation, Kingston Clinic
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
metal: yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-9
Condition Remarks
The brass shows some wear and tarnish, but no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Compendium of Abstracts of Papers on the Therapeutic Use of Radium," Radium Chemical Company,
1920, Applicator Section, Plate No. 2 (see attached photocopy); see 998.006.027, .031, .033, .036
Research Facts
This was a screen for use as type "B" radium applicator
Exhibit History
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre - Radium exhibit, May 12, 1998
Less detail
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
Accession Number
998006030 a-b
Description
Brass screen, which consists of a small radium container with a removable lid; the brass screen (a) is hollow and cylindrical with a closed rounded bottom and a round open threaded top; the lid (b) is round and partially hollow; it is threaded on the inside to allow it to be fastened on or taken of…
Accession Number
998006030 a-b
Collection
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
MeSH Heading
Radiation Protection
Needles -- case
Description
Brass screen, which consists of a small radium container with a removable lid; the brass screen (a)
is hollow and cylindrical with a closed rounded bottom and a round open threaded top; the lid (b)
is round and partially hollow; it is threaded on the inside to allow it to be fastened on or taken
off the main section; there is a rounded solid flattened piece of brass with a hole through it, on
the top of the lid
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - brass screen - Size: Length 2.5 cm. x Diameter0.8 cm.
b - lid - Size: Length 1.9 cm. x Diameter0.8 cm.
Provenance
Used at the Ontario Cancer Foundation, Kingston Clinic
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
metal: yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-9
Condition Remarks
The brass shows some wear and tarnish, but no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Compendium of Abstracts of Papers on the Therapeutic Use of Radium," Radium Chemical Company,
1920, Applicator Section, Plate No. 1 (see attached photocopy); see 998.006.026, .032, .035
Research Facts
This was used for combining type "B" radium tubes and type "C" radium needles
Exhibit History
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre - Radium exhibit, May 12, 1998
Less detail
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
Accession Number
998006031 a-b
Description
Brass screen, which consists of a small radium container with a removable lid; the brass screen (a) is hollow and cylindrical with a closed rounded bottom and a round open threaded top; the lid (b) is round and partially hollow; it is threaded on the inside to allow it to be fastened on or taken of…
Accession Number
998006031 a-b
Collection
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
MeSH Heading
Radiation Protection
Needles -- case
Description
Brass screen, which consists of a small radium container with a removable lid; the brass screen (a)
is hollow and cylindrical with a closed rounded bottom and a round open threaded top; the lid (b)
is round and partially hollow; it is threaded on the inside to allow it to be fastened on or taken
off the main section; there is a rounded solid flattened piece of brass with a hole through it, on
the top of the lid
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - brass screen - Size: Length 2.9 cm. x Diameter0.4 cm.
b - lid - Size: Length 1.3 cm. x Diameter0.4 cm.
Provenance
Used at the Ontario Cancer Foundation, Kingston Clinic
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
metal: yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-9
Condition Remarks
The brass shows some wear and tarnish, but no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Compendium of Abstracts of Papers on the Therapeutic Use of Radium," Radium Chemical Company,
1920, Applicator Section, Plate No. 2 (see attached photocopy); see 998.006.027, .029, .033, .036
Research Facts
This screen was for use as a type "B" radium applicator
Exhibit History
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre - Radium exhibit, May 12, 1998
Less detail
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
Accession Number
998006032 a-b
Description
Brass screen, which consists of a small radium container with a removable lid; the brass screen (a) is hollow and cylindrical with a closed rounded bottom and a round open threaded top; the lid (b) is round and partially hollow; it is threaded on the inside to allow it to be fastened on or taken of…
Accession Number
998006032 a-b
Collection
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
MeSH Heading
Radiation Protection
Needles -- case
Description
Brass screen, which consists of a small radium container with a removable lid; the brass screen (a)
is hollow and cylindrical with a closed rounded bottom and a round open threaded top; the lid (b)
is round and partially hollow; it is threaded on the inside to allow it to be fastened on or taken
off the main section; there is a rounded solid flattened piece of brass with a hole through it, on
the top of the lid
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - brass screen - Size: Length 2.9 cm. x Diameter0.7 cm.
b - lid - Size: Length 1.4 cm. x Diameter0.7 cm.
Provenance
Used at the Ontario Cancer Foundation, Kingston Clinic
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
metal: yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-9
Condition Remarks
The brass shows some wear and tarnish, but no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Compendium of Abstracts of Papers on the Therapeutic Use of Radium," Radium Chemical Company,
1920, Applicator Section, Plate No. 1 (see attached photocopy); see 998.006.026, .030, .035
Research Facts
This screen was used for combining type "B" radium tubes and type "C" radium needles
Exhibit History
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre - Radium exhibit, May 12, 1998
Less detail
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
Accession Number
998006033 a-b
Description
Brass screen, which consists of a small radium container with a removable lid; the brass screen (a) is hollow and cylindrical with a closed rounded bottom and a round open threaded top; the lid (b) is round and partially hollow; it is threaded on the inside to allow it to be fastened on or taken of…
Accession Number
998006033 a-b
Collection
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
MeSH Heading
Radiation Protection
Needles -- case
Description
Brass screen, which consists of a small radium container with a removable lid; the brass screen (a)
is hollow and cylindrical with a closed rounded bottom and a round open threaded top; the lid (b)
is round and partially hollow; it is threaded on the inside to allow it to be fastened on or taken
off the main section; there is a rounded solid flattened piece of brass with a hole through it, on
the top of the lid
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - brass screen - Size: Length 2.4 cm. x Diameter0.4 cm.
b - lid - Size: Length 1.3 cm. x Diameter0.4 cm.
Provenance
Used at the Ontario Cancer Foundation, Kingston Clinic
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
metal: yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-9
Condition Remarks
The brass shows some wear and tarnish, but no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Compendium of Abstracts of Papers on the Therapeutic Use of Radium," Radium Chemical Company,
1920, Applicator Section, Plate No. 2 (see attached photocopy); see 998.006.027, .029, .031, .036
Research Facts
This was a screen for use as a type "B" radium applicator
Exhibit History
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre - Radium exhibit, May 12, 1998
Less detail
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
Accession Number
998006034 a-b
Description
Brass screen, which consists of a small radium container with a removable lid; the brass screen (a) is hollow and cylindrical with a closed rounded bottom and a round open threaded top; the lid (b) is round and partially hollow; it is threaded on the inside to allow it to be fastened on or taken of…
Accession Number
998006034 a-b
Collection
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
MeSH Heading
Radiation Protection
Needles -- case
Description
Brass screen, which consists of a small radium container with a removable lid; the brass screen (a)
is hollow and cylindrical with a closed rounded bottom and a round open threaded top; the lid (b)
is round and partially hollow; it is threaded on the inside to allow it to be fastened on or taken
off the main section; there is a rounded solid flattened piece of brass with a hole through it, on
the top of the lid
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - brass screen - Size: Length 2.4 cm. x Diameter0.6 cm.
b - lid - Size: Length 1.7 cm. x Diameter0.6 cm.
Provenance
Used at the Ontario Cancer Foundation, Kingston Clinic
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
metal: yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-9
Condition Remarks
The brass shows some wear and tarnish, but no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Compendium of Abstracts of Papers on the Therapeutic Use of Radium," Radium Chemical Company,
1920, Applicator Section, Plate No. 2 (see attached photocopy); see 998.006.028, .037
Research Facts
This was a team screen for two radium needle applicators
Exhibit History
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre - Radium exhibit, May 12, 1998
Less detail
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
Accession Number
998006035 a-b
Description
Brass screen, which consists of a small radium container with a removable lid; the brass screen (a) is hollow and cylindrical with a closed rounded bottom and a round open threaded top; the lid (b) is round and partially hollow; it is threaded on the inside to allow it to be fastened on or taken of…
Accession Number
998006035 a-b
Collection
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
MeSH Heading
Radiation Protection
Needles -- case
Description
Brass screen, which consists of a small radium container with a removable lid; the brass screen (a)
is hollow and cylindrical with a closed rounded bottom and a round open threaded top; the lid (b)
is round and partially hollow; it is threaded on the inside to allow it to be fastened on or taken
off the main section; there is a rounded solid flattened piece of brass with a hole through it, on
the top of the lid
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - brass screen - Size: Length 2.9 cm. x Diameter0.7 cm.
b - lid - Size: Length 1.3 cm. x Diameter0.7 cm.
Provenance
Used at the Ontario Cancer Foundation, Kingston Clinic
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
metal: yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-9
Condition Remarks
The brass shows some wear and tarnish, but no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Compendium of Abstracts of Papers on the Therapeutic Use of Radium," Radium Chemical Company,
1920, Applicator Section, Plate No. 1 (see attached photocopy); see 998.006.026, .030, .032
Research Facts
This was used for combining type "B" radium tubes and type "C" radium needles
Exhibit History
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre - Radium exhibit, May 12, 1998
Less detail
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
Accession Number
998006036 a-b
Description
Brass screen, which consists of a small radium container with a removable lid; the brass screen (a) is hollow and cylindrical with a closed rounded bottom and a round open threaded top; the lid (b) is round and partially hollow; it is threaded on the inside to allow it to be fastened on or taken of…
Accession Number
998006036 a-b
Collection
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
MeSH Heading
Radiation Protection
Needles -- case
Description
Brass screen, which consists of a small radium container with a removable lid; the brass screen (a)
is hollow and cylindrical with a closed rounded bottom and a round open threaded top; the lid (b)
is round and partially hollow; it is threaded on the inside to allow it to be fastened on or taken
off the main section; there is a rounded solid flattened piece of brass with a hole through it, on
the top of the lid
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - brass screen - Size: Length 2.2 cm. x Diameter0.4 cm.
b - lid - Size: Length 1.4 cm. x Diameter0.4 cm.
Provenance
Used at the Ontario Cancer Foundation, Kingston Clinic
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
metal: yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-9
Condition Remarks
The brass shows some wear and tarnish, but no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Compendium of Abstracts of Papers on the Therapeutic Use of Radium," Radium Chemical Company,
1920, Applicator Section, Plate No. 2 (see attached photocopy); see 998.006.027, .029, .031, .033
Research Facts
This was a screen for use as a type "B" radium applicator
Exhibit History
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre - Radium exhibit, May 12, 1998
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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
Accession Number
998006037 a-b
Description
Brass screen, which consists of a small radium container with a removable lid; the brass screen (a) is hollow and cylindrical with a closed rounded bottom and a round open threaded top; the lid (b) is round and partially hollow; it is threaded on the inside to allow it to be fastened on or taken of…
Accession Number
998006037 a-b
Collection
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
MeSH Heading
Radiation Protection
Needles -- case
Description
Brass screen, which consists of a small radium container with a removable lid; the brass screen (a)
is hollow and cylindrical with a closed rounded bottom and a round open threaded top; the lid (b)
is round and partially hollow; it is threaded on the inside to allow it to be fastened on or taken
off the main section; there is a rounded solid flattened piece of brass with a hole through it, on
the top of the lid
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - brass screen - Size: Length 1.9 cm. x Diameter0.5 cm.
b - lid - Size: Length 1.6 cm. x Diameter0.5 cm.
Provenance
Used at the Ontario Cancer Foundation, Kingston Clinic
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
metal: yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-9
Condition Remarks
The brass shows some wear and tarnish, but no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Compendium of Abstracts of Papers on the Therapeutic Use of Radium," Radium Chemical Company,
1920, Applicator Section, Plate No. 2 (see attached photocopy); see 998.006.028, .034
Research Facts
This was a team screen for two radium needle applicators
Exhibit History
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre - Radium exhibit, May 12, 1998
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Dates
1997
circa 1997
Collection
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
Accession Number
998006039
Description
Radiation caution sign which consists of a piece of printed heavy paper used to warn people of radiation areas
Accession Number
998006039
Collection
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
MeSH Heading
Radiation Protection -- poster
Description
Radiation caution sign which consists of a piece of printed heavy paper used to warn people of radiation
areas
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Regional Cancer Centre
Maker
Nuclear Associates
Site Made (City)
Carle Place
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1997
circa 1997
Date Remarks
This type of sign is currently in use at the Kingston Regional Cancer Centre
Material
heavy paper: yellow; purple
Inscriptions
The sign has a radiation symbol [see accession sheet for sketch] in the centre and the words, "CAUTION
// RADIATION // AREA // 09-547 NUCLEAR ASSOCIATES . CARLE PLACE, NY 11514 PRINTED IN U.S.A."
printed on the front
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #4
Dimension Notes
Length: 20.1 cm. x Width: 25.3 cm. x Depth: 0.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
The paper has no bends or tears; the upper left has a small water stain; all printing is fully
legible
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre - Radium exhibit, May 12, 1998
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Compendium of Abstracts of Papers on the Therapeutic Use of Radium [book]

http://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1206
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
Accession Number
998006053
Description
Book entitled, "Compendium of Abstracts of Papers on the Therapeutic Use of Radium," published by the Radium Chemical Company; the book consists of loose papers bound between cloth-covered cardboard covers by two metal rivets; the book is divided into different types of cancer and treatment procedu…
Accession Number
998006053
Collection
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
MeSH Heading
Radium -- therapeutic use
Description
Book entitled, "Compendium of Abstracts of Papers on the Therapeutic Use of Radium," published by
the Radium Chemical Company; the book consists of loose papers bound between cloth-covered cardboard
covers by two metal rivets; the book is divided into different types of cancer and treatment
procedures for them; these sections are organized alphabetically, with tabs marking each section;
there are also 7 loose sheets stored within the book
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Frederick Etherington
Maker
Radium Chemical Company
Site Made (City)
Pittsburgh
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Book copyright is 1920
Material
cardboard:
bookbinding fabric: dark blue
paper: off-white
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The front cover has the words, "Frederick Etherington, M.D." stamped in gold lettering on the lower
right corner; the word, "RADIUM" is stamped in gold lettering on the upper spine
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-3
Dimension Notes
Length: 17.0 cm. x Width: 23.5 cm. x Depth: 5.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
The outer covers of the book show some wear, especially at the corners, but it is not excessive;
the pages within are mostly in very good condition, with minor wear at some edges; the loose inserts
show more wear at the edges and deterioration due to paper acidity in four examples
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre - Radium exhibit, May 12, 1998
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CPI xray leaded glass sample

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
Accession Number
2000.1.10
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Accession Number
2000.1.10
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
MeSH Heading
Radiography, Diagnostic Imaging
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-10
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Images
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Dates
1982
1996
1982-1996
Collection
Dr. Charles Hayter Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
Accession Number
005017003
Description
A grey metal gantry dial from a Therac 6 Linear Accelerator; the dial is a round disk with numbers in degrees (in units of ten) printed around the outer rim in counter-clockwise order; there is an arrow mounted in the centre which can be rotated to point at the numbers.
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Accession Number
005017003
Collection
Dr. Charles Hayter Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
Description
A grey metal gantry dial from a Therac 6 Linear Accelerator; the dial is a round disk with numbers in degrees (in units of ten) printed around the outer rim in counter-clockwise order; there is an arrow mounted in the centre which can be rotated to point at the numbers.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. Hayter; the unit it was attached to was number 29 of about 35 that were produced, it was one of the last to come out of service in the mid to late 1990s.
Maker
AECL Medical Products (Atomic Energy of Canada Limited)
Site Made (City)
Ottawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1982
1996
1982-1996
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks; the brochure for the Therac 6 Linear Accelerator (005.017.004) says it is from the 1980s.
Material
metal: grey, black
Inscriptions
"AECL" printed on the arrow.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-11
Dimension Notes
Depth 3.3 x Diam. 45.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Some wear on the inner part of the dial where the arrow has been moved.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 005.017.004; CD #2
Research Facts
The Therac 6 is a large cancer treatment unit which uses "mega-voltage therapy" to treat cancer patients.
Images
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Collection
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
Accession Number
998006056
Description
Photographic lantern slide, which consists of a black and white photograph emulsion between two flat pieces of rectangular-shaped glass; the glass is held together with black paper strips along all four edges; the front right side edge has an attached white paper label; the photograph shows an imag…
  1 image  
Accession Number
998006056
Collection
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
MeSH Heading
Radiation Oncology -- instrumentation -- slides
Brachytherapy -- instrumentation -- slides
Radium -- administration and dosage -- slides
Description
Photographic lantern slide, which consists of a black and white photograph emulsion between two flat pieces of rectangular-shaped glass; the glass is held together with black paper strips along all four edges; the front right side edge has an attached white paper label; the photograph shows an image of a long cylindrical soft rubber vaginal/uterine radium applicator and four hard rubber short vaginal radium applicators strung together with black thread.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
From the Department of Radiology at KGH
Material
glass: clear
paper: black; white; red
Inscriptions
The paper label has a red dot on it, as well as numbers written on in ink, which read, "3533 // 9"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C8-7
Dimension Notes
Length: 10.1 cm. x Width: 8.2 cm. x Depth: 0.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
The slide arrived slightly dirty and dusty; the slide shows minor wear, but the glass and paper are complete
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Photo
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Charles Hayter; see vaginal radium applicators 998.006.049-.051 and vaginal/uterine applicator 998.006.052; see attached photocopy of the slide; CD #3
Images
Less detail
Collection
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
Accession Number
998006057
Description
Photographic lantern slide, which consists of a black and white photograph emulsion between two flat pieces of rectangular-shaped glass; the glass is held together with black paper strips along all four edges; the front lower left corner has an attached small rectangular white paper label; the phot…
  1 image  
Accession Number
998006057
Collection
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
MeSH Heading
Skin Neoplasms -- radiotherapy -- slides
Radiation Oncology -- instrumentation -- slides
Brachytherapy -- instrumentation -- slides
Radium -- administration and dosage -- slides
Description
Photographic lantern slide, which consists of a black and white photograph emulsion between two flat pieces of rectangular-shaped glass; the glass is held together with black paper strips along all four edges; the front lower left corner has an attached small rectangular white paper label; the photograph shows a skin cnacer on a patient's neck being treated with four radium needles housed in brass screens taped together, then put on the affected area.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
From the Department of Radiology at KGH
Material
glass: clear
paper: black; white; red
Inscriptions
The paper label has a red border along all of its edges, as well as numbers written on in ink, which read, "1035"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C8-7
Dimension Notes
Length: 10.1 cm. x Width: 8.2 cm. x Depth: 0.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
The slide arrived slightly dirty and dusty; the slide shows minor wear, but the glass and paper are complete
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Charles Hayter; see brass screens 998.006.026a,b-.037a,b; CD #3
Images
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