A radiation disaster is a possibility for which we must be prepared. Radiologists, radiation oncologists and medical physicists will play a vital role as responders and as sources of accurate information for patients, the public and the medical community.
Disaster Preparedness and Response
The ACR Disaster Planning Task Force — in collaboration with the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine — offers this information to enable the radiology community to respond effectively in a crisis.
The resources on this page provide information on preparing for a radiation emergency, handling contaminated persons, dose assessment, radiation health effects, and accessing emergency assistance. Links are also provided on medical responses to bioterrorism.