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Health Physics in Radiation Emergencies

Health physicists participate in REAC/TS continuing medical education course

This 4½-day course is designed primarily for Health Physicists (HP), Medical Physicists (MP), Radiation Safety Officers (RSO) and others who have radiation dose assessment and/or radiological control responsibilities.

The course presents an advanced level of information on radiological/ nuclear event reconstruction, dose assessments/estimations and integration of the physics discipline with medicine.

The course provides the basis for HPs, MPs and RSOs to interact with and provide advice and recommendations to medical practitioners for the diagnosis and treatment of radiation injuries and illnesses.

Topics related specifically to medicine include acute local and total body radiation exposure, internal and external contamination and combined injuries. Other topics covered include internal and external dosimetry, bioassay techniques and public information management.

Demonstrations, laboratory exercises and group problem-solving sessions complement the didactic presentations. It is recommended that participants have a basic understanding of radiation sciences before attending this course.


To register, please visit the ORISE website. Courses fill up quickly. Registration must be submitted for each course you plan to attend.