How ORISE is Making a Difference
Radiation Emergency Assistance/Training Site providing expert medical training and support for radiation emergencies
As an invaluable international resource in the medical management of radiation emergencies, the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS) provides incident response and consultation, continuing medical education and simulation exercises to countries around the globe.
REAC/TS, a U.S. Department of Energy emergency response asset, also provides assistance and expertise to federal and state agencies in preparing their emergency management and first responder personnel for incidents involving human exposure to radiation.
Listed below are just a few examples of how REAC/TS’ training and emergency response capabilities are making a difference in the medical management of radiation incidents:
REAC/TS Cytogenetic Biodosimetry Laboratory conducts international exercise to estimate radiation dose
REAC/TS recently facilitated an international exercise that involved the scoring of abnormal chromosomes used for radiation dose estimation.
In preparation for the 2011 Pan American Games, REAC/TS physicians and health physicists taught a four-day workshop on radiological contamination and accident casualties in Mexico City.
REAC/TS provides international radiation emergency medical response Training for emergency responders
REAC/TS recently traveled to Iraq, South Africa and Morocco to train physicians, nurses and first responders for emergencies involving radioactive materials.
REAC/TS has become the primary United States medical contact for the IAEA’s Radiation Assistance Network (RANET) for the medical management of radiation accidents worldwide.