Health Physics in Radiation Emergencies REAC/TS course teaches advanced techniques to integrate physics with medicine

Designed for health physicists, medical physicists, radiation safety officers and others who have radiation dose assessment and/or radiological control responsibilities, the 4½-day Health Physics in Radiation Emergencies course, offered by REAC/TS as part of the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, presents an advanced level of information on event reconstruction and dose assessments/estimations while integrating physics with medicine.

This opportunity allows for interaction with medical practitioners regarding recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of radiological/nuclear injuries and illnesses. Specific topics include acute local and total body radiation exposure; internal and external contamination; and combined injuries. Other topics covered in the course consist of internal and external dosimetry; biodosimetry and bioassay techniques; and public information management.

Demonstrations, laboratory exercises and problem-solving sessions complement classroom lectures. It is highly recommended that participants have an understanding of radiation science before attending this course.

"I consider REAC/TS a national treasure. There are very few agencies so well-prepared to respond to emergencies and available 24/7 to health care providers across the country." -Physician/Medical Toxicology Division Chief, United States

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The American Academy of Health Physics (AAHP) designates this live activity for a maximum of 36 credits.


Contact the REAC/TS Education Coordinator if you have questions about courses available in Oak Ridge, or if you are interested in having a customized course delivered at your location.