cephalogram


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radiograph

 [ra´de-o-graf″]
an image or record produced on exposed or processed film by radiography.
Relative positions of x-ray tube, patient, and film necessary to make the radiograph shown. Bones tend to stop diagnostic x-rays, but soft tissue does not. This results in the light and dark regions that form the image. From Thompson et al., 1994.
bite-wing radiograph a type of dental radiograph that reveals the crowns, necks, and coronal thirds of the roots of both the upper and lower posterior teeth, as well as the dental arches, produced using bite-wing film.
cephalometric radiograph a radiograph of the head, including the mandible, in full lateral view; used to make measurements; called also cephalogram.
flat plate radiograph a radiograph that visualizes abdominal organs and some abnormalities. It is usually one of the first diagnostic studies performed in assessing a patient for gastrointestinal disorders; no special physical preparation of the patient is necessary.
panoramic radiograph a type of extraoral body-section radiograph on which the entire maxilla or mandible can be depicted on a single film.

ceph·a·lo·met·ric ra·di·o·graph

a radiographic view of the jaws and skull permitting measurement.
Synonym(s): cephalogram

cephalogram

/ceph·a·lo·gram/ (sef´ah-lo-gram) an x-ray image of the structures of the head; cephalometric radiograph.

cephalogram

ceph·a·lo·met·ric ra·di·o·graph

(sefă-lō-metrik rādē-ō-graf)
Radiographic view of the jaws and skull permitting measurement.
Synonym(s): cephalogram.

cephalogram (sef´əlōgram),

n a cephalometric radiograph. On tracings of these films, anatomic points, planes, and angles are drawn that assist in the evaluation of the patient's facial growth and development.
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This allows measurement of true jaw dimensions without the customary problems of magnification, superimposition and distortion, inherent in 2 D cephalograms.
This would mark a significant improvement over the use of 2 dimensional lateral cephalograms.
Lateral cephalograms at Tl, T2, T3, and T4 were traced and superimposed to calculate presurgical growth change (T2 -Tl), surgical change (T3 -T2), and long-term stability (T4 -T3).
39] In a study of craniofacial bony landmarks in lateral cephalograms (radiologic studies of craniofacial skeletal and soft tissue structures) of patients with GSA, 153 of 155 patients had at least two abnormal landmarks.