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Dose Assessment

Internal and external dose assessments are related concepts. Both involve the assessment of absorbed doses to organs and tissues of the body to evaluate possible biological effects.

The term 'dosimetry' has been used colloquially for many years, as 'internal dosimetry' was developed as a science following 'external dosimetry'. Both internal and external dose assessment involve only the theoretical calculation of doses, using models, and thus this term is somewhat more appropriate.