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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 -Length 2.9 cm. x Diameter0.7 cm.
b - lid - 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 Row E Box 1
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
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
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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 - screen - Length 2.4 cm. x Diameter0.4 cm.
b - lid - 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 Row E Box 1
Condition Remarks
The brass shows some wear and tarnish, but no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Compendium of Abstracts of Papers on the Therapeutic Use of Radium," Radium Chemical Company, 1920, Applicator Section, Plate No. 2
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 - screen - Length 2.4 cm. x Diameter0.6 cm.
b - lid - 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 Row E Box 1
Condition Remarks
The brass shows some wear and tarnish, but no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Compendium of Abstracts of Papers on the Therapeutic Use of Radium," Radium Chemical Company, 1920, Applicator Section, Plate No. 2
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 - screen - Length 1.9 cm. x Diameter0.4 cm.
b - lid - 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 Row E Box 1
Condition Remarks
The brass shows some wear and tarnish, but no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Compendium of Abstracts of Papers on the Therapeutic Use of Radium," Radium Chemical Company, 1920, Applicator Section, Plate No. 2
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 - screen - Length 2.5 cm. x Diameter0.8 cm.
b - lid - 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 Row E Box 1
Condition Remarks
The brass shows some wear and tarnish, but no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Compendium of Abstracts of Papers on the Therapeutic Use of Radium," Radium Chemical Company, 1920, Applicator Section, Plate No. 1
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 - screen - Length 2.9 cm. x Diameter0.4 cm.
b - lid - 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 Row E Box 1
Condition Remarks
The brass shows some wear and tarnish, but no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Compendium of Abstracts of Papers on the Therapeutic Use of Radium," Radium Chemical Company, 1920, Applicator Section, Plate No. 2
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 - screen - Length 2.9 cm. x Diameter0.7 cm.
b - lid - 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 Row E Box 1
Condition Remarks
The brass shows some wear and tarnish, but no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Compendium of Abstracts of Papers on the Therapeutic Use of Radium," Radium Chemical Company, 1920, Applicator Section, Plate No. 1
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 - screen - Length 2.4 cm. x Diameter0.4 cm.
b - lid - 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 Row E Box 1
Condition Remarks
The brass shows some wear and tarnish, but no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Compendium of Abstracts of Papers on the Therapeutic Use of Radium," Radium Chemical Company, 1920, Applicator Section, Plate No. 2
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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