Our commitment to providing top medical and health physics leadership through radiation emergency preparedness training has earned ORAU distinction as a valuable national and international resource for rapidly responding to radiological events.
Through practical, hands-on education programs and extensive expertise in radiation emergency management, we are working to strengthen the medical response to radiological incidents around the world.
Recognized as a leader in medical response to radiation emergencies, ORAU focuses its expertise in these areas:
With our specialized personnel and unique resources, ORAU is prepared to provide emergency medical response 24/7 to incidents involving radiological or nuclear materials.
One of only two federally-funded facilities, our unique laboratory applies cytogenetic biodosimetry as a proven technique to calculate the radiation dose of individuals exposed to ionizing radiation.
Our staff delivers continuing medical education courses on radiation emergency medicine and provides lectures at our Oak Ridge, Tenn., facility, or via distance learning at your location anywhere in the world.
REAC/TS personnel were deployed in May 2014 to DOE’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, New Mexico, after some workers at the underground site were accidentally exposed to radioactive waste. A REAC/TS medical physician and a health physicist provided counsel on and evaluated the dose assessment programs being conducted to determine how much radiation the workers had been exposed to during the incident.
Based on the assessment results, the affected workers did not need treatment for internal radiation contamination. REAC/TS personnel also attended a local town meeting to answer questions from concerned citizens.
REAC/TS is a deployable asset of DOE with the mission to strengthen the medical response to radiological and nuclear incidents.