Using a deep therapy X-ray machine, 1940

Using a deep therapy X-ray machine, 1940

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Credit: NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Using a deep therapy X-ray machine. Radiographer working with X-ray equipment while researching into megavoltage (or 'deep') radiation therapy. Megavoltage X-rays, with a power range of 1 to 25 megavolts, are used to treat deep-seated tumours within organs, such as those that develop within in the bladder, bowel, prostate, lung and brain. Photographed in 1940.

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