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REB Tools & Resources

Investigators in the Radiation Epidemiology Branch (REB) provide a variety of tools and resources to be used by the scientific community.

Interactive Radioepidemiological Computer Program
IRCP was created to fulfill a Congressional mandate (Public Law 97-414, Section 7(b)) to create a set of summary tables which might be used to help evaluate the merits of compensation claims for cancer cases thought to have been caused by radiation exposure.

A collection of tools and data for use in medical radiation dosimetry

Radiation Dosimetry Methods and Tools
Methods and tools for determining radiation doses to organs using innovative modeling and computational and physical human phantoms

Radiation Risk Assessment Tool (RadRAT)
An online calculator for estimating the lifetime risk of cancer incidence for members of the U.S. population (or countries with similar cancer incidence rates) from exposure to ionizing radiation for doses below 1 Gy 

Thyroid Dose and Risk Calculator for Nuclear Weapons Fallout for the U.S. Population
An online calculator to estimate the I-131 radiation dose received by the thyroid gland from radionuclides in fallout from nuclear tests

Training Resources
REB offers a number of seminars and workshops to trainees and staff as well as to the greater scientific community. This includes a week-long Radiation Epidemiology and Dosimetry Course, given periodically by experts in the radiation field. Learn more about the 2019 Radiation Epidemiology & Dosimetry Course and view videos and course content from the 2015 course.

Useful Links

ICRP: International Commission on Radiological Protection

NIAID: Medical Countermeasures Against Radiological and Nuclear Threats

HPA: Health Protection Agency (UK)

IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency

ICRU: International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements

International Agency for Research on Cancer

International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection

NRSB: Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board

NCRP: National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements

RERF Publications: Radiation Effects Research Foundation

UNSCEAR: United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation

WHO, Ionizing Radiation Section: World Health Organization

Radiation Research Society

Health Physics Society

The Radiation Information Network