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Radiation Emergency Assistance Center and Training Site

Since 1976, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) has positioned the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as an international leader in emergency medical response to radiation incidents through our management of the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS).

The REAC/TS mission for DOE is two-fold:

Radiological/Nuclear Incident Response
With our specialized personnel and other unique resources, REAC/TS is prepared to provide emergency medical response 24/7 to incidents involving radiological or nuclear materials.

Advice and Consultation
REAC/TS answers calls of a general nature as well as consults on specific incidents.

Cytogenetics Biodosimetry Laboratory
REAC/TS initiated this new laboratory to enhance DOE's response capabilities to mass radiation exposure incidents. Researchers will also focus on perfecting the use of cytogenetics biodosimetry for calculating the radiation dose to incident victims.

Continuing Education Courses
REAC/TS staff bring to the classroom a blend of stimulating lectures based on experience with the opportunity to practice new skills through simulated drills. You can register for already scheduled courses, or request customized courses that can be delivered anywhere.

Publications and Radiation Resources
REAC/TS makes available valuable reference information related to radiation emergency medicine.

For more information

Dr. Doran Christensen
Associate Director, REAC/TS
Dr. Albert Wiley
Director, REAC/TS


(Ask for REAC/TS)

Online Registration Available for 2007 Courses


Cytogenetic Biodosimetry Laboratory Featured in Health Physics Society Newsletter (pdf)

Cytogenetic Biodosimetry Laboratory Dedicated

Quick Resource Links

Guide for Radiation Accident Management

Basics of Radiation

Hospital Triage in the First 24 Hours After a Nuclear or Radiological Disaster (PDF)

REAC/TS staff administer care to mock patient during DOE exercise

A REAC/TS staff member administers care to a mock patient during a DOE no-notice exercise. REAC/TS provides 24/7 availability to deploy and provide emergency medical services at incidents involving radiological/nuclear materials.