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New handbook guides
medical decisions in a
radiological emergency

Dept. of Homeland Security
medical experts visit AFRRI

Ceremony welcomes
new AFRRI director

Unprecedented growth marks
AFRRI director's tenure

NRC Commissioner
tours AFRRI

Special assignment:
The Vancouver Olympics

American Nuclear Society
unveils historic-landmark plaque

Historic landmark plaque
to be installed at defense lab

AFRRI receives historic
award from American
Nuclear Society

Iraq researchers
tour AFRRI

AFRRI awarded nuclear
historic landmark status

AFRRI leaders, other research
reactor experts convene
at annual conference

Research pioneer
touched lives, influenced
future of radiation science

Former AFRRI
scientific director was
pioneer in radiation research

Researchers share latest
radiation-effects findings
with military medical community

AFRRI scientific director
elected to NCRP

Scientists deliberate
on diagnostics for
partial-body irradiation

New software to aid
treatment decisions during
radiation exposure incidents

International experts on
radiation exposure assessment
to convene at AFRRI

Ceremony marks change
of director at AFRRI

FDA clears 5-AED for
human clinical studies

New collaboration
will develop radiation

Training for the unthinkable

AFRRI employees participate
in MASCAL drill

EPA awards AFRRI scientists
with highest honor

DoD commends AFRRI
for response to terrorism

Ceremony welcomes
new AFRRI director

Revised handbook expands
casualty management

Peer review validates
AFRRI research of
measuring radioprotection
by liquid chromatography

MEIR course available
on handy card-size disc

AFRRI launches software
for radiation casualty

Chernobyl liquidators'
teeth may link radiation
dose and disease

Individual exposure
takes heat in
radiation study

Russian scientists take
different path in search
for radioprotectors

MEIR course available on card-size disc

BAT compact disc cover
Mini-CD contains MEIR Course and BAT software
BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 9, 2002—The July 2002 edition of the computer-based Medical Effects of Ionizing Radiation (MEIR) Course is available on a business card-size compact disc (CD), with a beta version of the Biodosimetry Assessment Tool (BAT) software. The Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI) developed both products.

The interactive MEIR Course provides healthcare and disaster preparedness personnel with the latest information about the biomedical consequences of radiation exposure and the medical management of casualties. It includes updates on major radiation accidents worldwide, emergency response resources, and a description of the AFRRI low-level cobalt-60 gamma irradiation facility.

The BAT program (version 0.7.5A) helps to provide diagnostic information (clinical signs and symptoms, physical dosimetry, etc.) to healthcare providers to manage radiation casualties. The program is designed primarily for early use after a radiation incident and permits collection, integration, and archiving of data obtained from patients accidentally exposed to ionizing radiation.

The minimum system requirements to run the MEIR Course are a PC with at least a 486 processor, a 66-MHz clock speed, a CD-ROM drive, a sound card, and a Web browser. It should run well on most available desktop and laptop computers.

The 6.5-MB BAT program runs on 32-bit Windows operating systems: 9x, ME, NT, 2000, and XP. The recommended platform is a Pentium 200 with 128 MB of RAM and 10 MB of free disk space. To request the MEIR/BAT CD, click here. For more information about AFRRI training, click here. For more information about the BAT software, click here.