Health physics resources
ORAU’s comprehensive list of health physics resources
Researching the field of health physics? Need a one-stop location for a variety of health physics resources?
ORAU has compiled an extensive list of Internet resources that can help support your health physics project.
Categories of HP resources
Agencies, Organizations, & Societies - International
Agencies, Organizations & Societies - United States
BEIR and UNSCEAR Reports
Chart of the Nuclides
Decontamination and Decommissioning (D&D)
Document Search Links
Department of Energy
Electronic Journals and Newsletters (on-line and free)
The following journals provide free access to selected full text articles, often from the current issue.
Federal Guidance Reports
Nuclear Power and Reactors
Radiation Safety Programs
Radium Mines and Spas
Radiology and Medical Physics
Sites with Extensive Links
- CAP88, COMPLY, PRESTO, GENII_NESHAPS - EPA Environmental Pathways Analyses Computer Codes
- Compass - Versions 1.0and 1.1 - software for implementing MARSSIM
- DandD Software (Version 2.1)(exe file)
- DCAL – EPA software system for the calculation of tissue dose and subsequent health risk from intakes of radionuclides or exposure to radionuclides
- Deposition - software for estimating sampling line losses of particulates
- Gamquest - Software can be downloaded or run online using a guest account. Identifies nuclides emitting gamma rays in specified energy range.
- Hotspot - LLNL, dispersion calculations for emergency response personnel
- IREP - an interactive radioepidemiological program for estimating the probability of cancer causation for exposures to radiation
- Isotope Explorer
This software is available at LBL’s Table of Isotopes Home Page (Isotope Explorer generates decay information, decay and deexcitation schemes.)
- MILDOS - calculates dose to population due to mill taillings operations.
- MIRDOSE and OLINDA/EXM (Nuclear medicine internal dose)
- Center for Biokinetic and Dosimetric Research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has the following codes available for downloading: BioMod, ICRP38, Rad Toolbox, FGR13CD, DFACTS, and DCFPAK.
- RADAR Medical Procedure Dose Calculator
- Radiation Decay (RadDecay) (zip)
- Radioactivity Calculator (on-line)
- Uranium Radiation Safety Toolkit – several online calculators
- Rad Toolbox - great source of data (e.g., attenuation and absorption coefficients)
- The REMIT System - NRC REMIT software for occupational exposure data reports
- RESRAD, RESRAD-Build and RESRAD Recycle software and supporting documentation - DOE developed software for calculating doses to public from residual contamination in buildings, soil, and recycled materials
- SADA (Spatial Analysis and Decision Assistance)
- SRIM - IBM software for calculating range of ions in matter
- Visual Monte Carlo Program (External dose Monte Carlo simulator)
- WISE Uranium Project calculators - decay, unit conversion, neutron activation etc.
U.S. State Radiological Control Programs
- DOE Nuclear Weapon Test Film Clips
- Drop Test of Cask at Sandia
- Internet Archive Community Video - Movies for downloading, extremely large (e.g., 50 - 100 MB) files. Check out A is for Atom 1953, About Fallout (1955), Atom Bomb [Joe Bonica’s Movie of the Month, Atomic Alert (Elementary version) 1951, Atomic Energy as a Force for Good (Parts I and II) 1955, Atomic Power at Shippingport (Part I and II) ca. 1958, Day Called X (Part I and II) ca. 1955, Duck and Cover 1951, House in the Middle 1954, Management of Mass Casualties, Part X: Management of Psychological Casualties 1958, News Magazine of the Screen: Atomic Energy 1950s, News Magazine of the Screen, ca. 1951, Medical Aspects of Nuclear Radiation 1950, Operation Crossroads (Part I and II) 1946, Operation Cue (1955) Plowshare (Part I and II) ca. 1961, Radiological Defense 1961, Stay Safe, Stay Strong: The Facts About Nuclear Weapons 1960, Survival Under Atomic Attack 1951, Taking the “X” out of X-Rays ca. 1940s Tale of Two Cities, A 1946
- Solar Activity