About the REMM Dose Estimator for Exposure/Credits
- Who developed the algorithms for this dose estimator tool?
- The vomiting tool and the lymphocyte depletion kinetics tools use algorithms that were developed by AFRRI for their Biodosimetry Assessment Tool (BAT) computer program.
- BAT was originally designed to provide diagnostic information to Federal health care providers responsible for managing radiation casualties.
- The REMM Dose Estimator for Exposure includes only parts of the much larger BAT tool.
- Permission to use components of the BAT program on REMM was graciously provided by the Department of Defense and AFRRI.
- Publications about the AFRRI BAT program
- The REMM Dose Estimator for Exposure assumes the following about a victim
- Radiation exposure to the whole body or a major portion of the body
- Radiation exposure during one incident over a "short" period of time (minutes to hours), as with a radiation accident or terrorist event
- Radiation exposure is from photons and/or neutrons.
- What should you do when multiple clinical tools generate conflicting dose estimates?
- Use the highest whole body dose estimate to plan treatment initially.
- Consider both dose assessment (biodosimetry) and clinical assessments to manage patients.
- At regular intervals
- Modify clinical management as additional information becomes available.
- Before using any of the tools provided in the REMM Dose Estimator for Exposure, clinicians should read the "Warning: Caution and Limitation" statements.
- Many other biodosimetry tools are available.