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cephalometry

 [sef″ah-lom´ĕ-tre]
a branch of anthropometry, being the measurement of the dimensions of the head of a living person, taken either directly or by radiography. adj., adj cephalomet´ric.

ceph·a·lom·e·try

(sef'ă-lom'ĕ-trē),
Scientific measurements, often taken by means of radiographic imaging, of the head in the living, or of the cadaveric head with soft tissues in place, using specific reference points and sufficient standardization to allow reproducible results. Commonly used to document age based on cephalic growth (as in obstetric ultrasonography) or to plan or measure progress in cephalic remodeling (as in orthodontics).
See also: craniometry, cephalometrics.
[cephalo- + G. metron, measure]

cephalometry

/ceph·a·lom·e·try/ (sef″ah-lom´ĕ-tre) scientific measurement of the dimensions of the head.

cephalometry

(sĕf′ə-lŏm′ĭ-trē)
n.
The scientific measurement of the bones of the cranium and the face, used especially in the assessment of facial growth.

ceph′a·lo·met′ric (-lō-mĕt′rĭk) adj.

cephalometry

[-ətrē]
scientific measurement of the head, such as that performed in dentistry to determine appropriate orthodontic procedures for correcting malocclusions and other abnormal conditions. cephalometric, adj.

ceph·a·lom·e·try

(sef'ă-lom'ĕ-trē)
Measurements on the living head, or head without removal of the soft parts.
See also: cephalometrics
[cephalo- + G. metron, measure]

cephalometry

Measurement of the various diameters and other dimensions of the head.

ceph·a·lom·e·try

(sef'ă-lom'ĕ-trē)
Scientific measurements, often taken by means of radiographic imaging, of the head in the living, or of the cadaveric, head with soft tissues in place, using specific reference points and sufficient standardization to allow reproducible results.
[cephalo- + G. metron, measure]

cephalometry (sef´əlom´ətrē),

n the measurement of the bony structure of the head using reproducible lateral and anteroposterior radiograms.
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Cephalometry provides a lateral radiographic view of the head and neck in a standard plane with specific emphasis on bone and soft tissue landmarks (Fig.
All subjects underwent a complete otolaryngologic examination, video-otoscopy, fiberoptic nasal endoscopy, and lateral cephalometry.
Surgical correction of nasal obstruction in the treatment of mild sleep apnoea: Importance of cephalometry in predicting outcome.
It has been demonstrated that patients with OSA who are not obese have more severe craniofacial abnormalities documented on cephalometry.