Fletcher-suit Afterloading Applicator (ca. 1960)
This Fletcher-suit afterloading system for treatment of cervical cancer was sold by Radium Chemical Company of 161 East 42nd St. in New York City.
In use, the end of the tandem would be positioned next to the tumor. Next, the colpostat would be inserted and into the uterus and then locked at the appropriate diameter. The shielding provided by the tungsten ovoids reduced the dose to the rectum—a limiting factor in treating cervical cancer. Finally, the radium source, loaded into the end of the plastic tube, is inserted into the tandem.
Price: $440 ca. 1960
Radium Radon Catalog. Radium Chemical company. No date.