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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.

Chernobyl Tissue Bank (CTB)
The CTB is a resource to collect, document, store, and issue to bona fide researchers, biological samples donated by patients with thyroid tumors who live in the vicinity of the site of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.

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.

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

    Radiation Dosimetry Tools: NCIDose
    A collection of tools and data for use in medical radiation dosimetry: 

    NCI Dose Banner Image
    Credit: NCI Staff

    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. View lectures and course materials from the 2019 Radiation Epidemiology & Dosimetry 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