About NIRS

About NIRS


National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS) is a world-leading radiological research institute with outstanding research levels and facilities. NIRS was established in 1957 as the Japan’s only one institute of radiology, has been driving force for the advancement of radiation science in decades.

NIRS has fundamental and clinical radiation research core centers, and a radiotherapy-specialized hospital; we promote the most influence research and development of diagnostics and therapy with radiological applications, and investigation of the adverse effects and the protection of radiation exposure for the human health and the natural environment. Moreover, we provide our comprehensive education/ training programs of radiation to trainees and professionals. In addition, we respond to various types of disasters with kinds of radioactive contaminations.

Especially, we have been taking the initiative to support Fukushima's future since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident occurred in 2011.

Our diverse research programs as a Center of Excellent at NIRS innovate a better quality of life with radiological science.


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