Biodosimety Assessment Tool: a post-exposure software application for management of radiation accidents

Mil Med. 2001 Dec;166(12 Suppl):85-7.


The Biodosimetry Assessment Tool software application under development will equip health care providers with diagnostic information (clinical signs and symptoms, physical dosimetry, etc.) germane to the management of human radiation casualties. Designed primarily for prompt use after a radiation incident, the user-friendly program facilitates collection, integration, and archiving of data obtained from exposed persons. Data collected in templates are compared with established radiation dose responses obtained from the literature to provide multiparameter dose assessments. The program archives clinical information (e.g., extent of contamination, wounds, infection, etc.) useful for casualty management, displays relevant diagnostic information in a concise format, and can be used to manage both military and civilian radiation accidents. In addition, monitoring of diagnostic information of individuals using this program could potentially minimize the severity of psychological casualties by making a marked impact on the way that both radiation casualties and the worried well view their exposure, dose, and future risk for the development of disease.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Medical Records Systems, Computerized / trends*
  • Radiometry / methods*
  • Software*