pelvimetry

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pelvimetry

 [pel-vim´ĕ-tre]
measurement of the capacity and diameter of the pelvis, either internally or externally or both, with the hands or with a pelvimeter.

pel·vim·e·try

(pel-vim'ĕ-trē),
Measurement of the diameters of the pelvis.
[pelvi- + G. metron, measure]

pelvimetry

/pel·vim·e·try/ (pel-vim´ĭ-tre) measurement of the capacity and diameter of the pelvis.

pelvimetry

(pĕl-vĭm′ĭ-trē)
n.
Measurement of the dimensions and capacity of the pelvis, especially of the adult female pelvis.

pel·vim′e·ter n.

pelvimetry

[pelvim′ətrē]
the act or process of determining the dimensions of the bony birth canal. Kinds of pelvimetry are clinical pelvimetry and x-ray pelvimetry.

pelvimetry

Imaging A radiologic study in which the diameters of the osseous birth canal are compared with that of the infant's head to determine whether the pelvis is of sufficient diameter to allow a normal vaginal delivery. See Pelvic ultrasonography, X-ray pelvimetry.

pel·vim·e·try

(pel-vim'ĕ-trē)
Measurement of the diameters of the pelvis.
[pelvi- + G. metron, measure]

pelvimetry

The measurement or assessment of the outlet of the female pelvis. This is done so as to anticipate possible difficulty in delivery of the baby.

pelvimetry

measurement of the capacity and diameter of the pelvis, either internally or externally or both, with the hands or with a pelvimeter.