Small pieces of film are checked for radiation and isotopes are used to detect cancer in Canada.
Canada Date:1948 Duration:5 min 13 sec Sound:Yes
A film about the structure of atom and use of radioactive isotopes in cancer treatment in Canada. Small pieces of film sensitive to radioactivity and worn by all employees are checked for radiation in density meter. An employee affected by radiation is fingerprinted. Isotopes are carried into a vault and checked. Equipment being examined with a radio isotope to check for radiation. Isotopes being chemically refined in a laboratory. The isotopes arrive at a cancer hospital in an aircraft. They are unpacked. An instrument that picks up signals from the isotope enables doctors to tell where the isotope is concentrated thus locating cancer. A doctor checks a patient. Each impulse of radiation is amplified as clicking sounds on a clock. A child talks to a man. Atomic scientists at work in laboratories. A worker carries a piece of a radio active material suspended from a rod.
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