November 1954. Radiotherapy in Manchester

On Thursday November 11th we visited Manchester to see newly-installed radiotherapy equipment at the Christie Hospital and Holt Radium Institute, which has a long history as a leading centre for the treatment of cancer.

Radiotherapy Equipment at Christie Hospital, Manchester

On Thursday November 11th we visited Manchester to see newly-installed radiotherapy equipment at the Christie Hospital and Holt Radium Institute, which has a long history as a leading centre for the treatment of cancer…

…Greatly increased facilities, particularly for research and advanced work, have recently been acquired in a new building provided by the Medical Research Council and equipped with what can fairly be described as a unique collection of apparatus for radiotherapy.

This plant includes a second Resomax 300 set for control purposes and two machines of new design – a 4MeV travelling-wave linear accelerator and a 20MeV betatron.

1954 Radiotherapy in Manchester