In the event of a radiological emergency, medical professionals can find videos, references and job aids to assist in the management of individuals injured by ionizing radiation.
The Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS) is a world-renowned, U.S. Department of Energy asset and a leader in emergency medical response to radiological/nuclear incidents. REAC/TS provides emergency response and subject matter expertise on the medical management of radiation incidents for the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Office of Counterterrorism and Counterproliferation. REAC/TS is located at the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education in Tennessee and is operated for DOE by ORAU.
24/7 response capability for advice and consultation on radiological emergencies
REAC/TS maintains a 24/7 national and international response capability and provides continuing medical education and outreach exercises. REAC/TS courses annually reach thousands of healthcare professionals, emergency responders and health physicists worldwide. Topics address the medical management of radiological/nuclear incidents, as well as decontamination techniques through instructional and hands-on education.
REAC/TS also operates a unique laboratory that helps DOE close a critical gap in our nation's ability to respond to a radiological or nuclear incident. The REAC/TS Cytogenetic Biodosimetry Laboratory utilizes the “gold standard” dicentric chromosome assay, a proven technique that can be used to help calculate the absorbed radiation dose in exposed individuals.
Learn more about REAC/TS's unique capabilities:
What to do if you need to contact REAC/TS during an emergency?
If you might need to contact REAC/TS for assistance with a radiation exposure, please watch this video to know in advance what information will be helpful for us to address your questions and concerns.
If you need to contact REAC/TS for assistance with the medical management of those involved in a radiological/nuclear incident, please watch the video above "What to do if you need to contact REAC/TS during an emergency?" to know what information is helpful for us to address your questions and concerns.
General information 865-576-3131
General email email@example.com
After-hours number 865-576-1005 (Ask for REAC/TS)