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Resources

Articles, manuals and guides for radiation emergency medicine from REAC/TS

Resources

The Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS) at the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) maintains a collection of radiation emergency medicine resources that support the medical response and treatment of victims. Resources include technical reports, pharmaceutical package inserts and videos.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Radiation

Frequently Asked Questions about Radiation

This guide, developed by REAC/TS physicians and health physicists, provides information to health officials and the public better understand radiation and radioactive contamination.

Understanding Radiation Video Series

Understanding Radiation Video Series

The Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS) has developed informational videos that address specific questions about radiation exposure. 

Guidance for Radiation Accident Management

The Medical Aspects of Radiation Incidents

This document covers the basics of radiation and provides the basic information needed for the medical management of victims of radiation incidents in an easy-to-understand manner.

Dose Estimates and Compendia

Dose Estimates and Compendia

To help disseminate the most accurate dose estimates and models, ORISE has made available several compendia of dose information related to radiopharmaceuticals.

Dose Estimates and Compendia

Procedure Demonstrations for Contaminated Patients

This guide addresses not only basic explanations and definitions related to radiation, but also offers guidance to those responding both at the scene of an accident (prehospital) and at the hospital.

Radiation Treatment Medication Package Inserts

Radiation Treatment Medication Package Inserts

Package inserts are available for radiation treatment pharmaceuticals calcium-DTPA, zinc-DTPA and Radiogardase (Prussian Blue).

Cytogenetic Biodosimetry Laboratory Video

Cytogenetic Biodosimetry Laboratory Video

ORISE operates a cytogenetic biodosimetry laboratory that performs clinical analysis to identify damage to chromosomes in individuals who have been exposed to ionizing radiation.

Cytogenetic Biodosimetry Laboratory Brochure

Cytogenetic Biodosimetry Laboratory Brochure

This brochure outlines cytogenetic biodosimetry and how REAC/TS is using this process to assist the medical community in the evaluation, triage and management of victims with radiation injuries.

Dose Coefficients for Intakes of Radionuclides via Contaminated Wounds cover

Dose Coefficients for Intakes of Radionuclides via Contaminated Wounds

A report intended to assist health physics and medical staff in more rapidly assessing the potential dosimetric consequences of a contaminated wound.

Radiation Quick Reference

Quick Reference Information - Radiation

REAC/TS has prepared a quick reference guide on radiation including definitions, conversion tables, radiation dose measurements and treatment information for physicians.

Download the Quick Reference on Radiation (PDF 173KB)