cobalt machine

cobalt machine

A radiation therapy unit that uses the gamma rays emitted by radioactive cobalt-60 isotopes to treat the relatively shallow cancers of the head and neck (and other regions of the body).
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The Agriculture Ministry and the Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute acquired a cobalt machine in the early 1970s, hoping to employ it for the sterilization of pests.
"I'd like to remind you that while we're busy playing with our technology trying to get tiny gains, 55 countries in Africa don't even have a cobalt machine. So the future in cervix cancer is going to vaccines--that's a hugely exciting area," she said.