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cephalometer

 [sef″ah-lom´ĕ-ter]
an instrument for measuring the head; an orienting device for positioning the head for radiographic examination and measurement.
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ceph·a·lom·e·ter

(sef'ă-lom'ĕ-ter),
An instrument used to position the head to produce oriented, reproducible lateral and posteroanterior head films.
Synonym(s): cephalostat
[cephalo- + G. metron, measure]
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cephalometer

(sĕf′ə-lŏm′ĭ-tər)
n.
An instrument used to position the head for measurement and radiographic examination.
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ceph·a·lom·e·ter

(sef'ă-lom'ĕ-tĕr)
An instrument used to position the head to produce oriented, reproducible lateral and posterior-anterior head films.
Synonym(s): cephalostat.
[cephalo- + G. metron, measure]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ceph·a·lom·e·ter

(sef'ă-lom'ĕ-tĕr)
An instrument used to position the head to produce oriented lateral and posteroanterior head films.
[cephalo- + G. metron, measure]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Lateral cephalometric radiographs were taken according to the following criteria: (1) natural head position with teeth in centric occlusion, (2) the lips in rest position, and (3) the lateral cephalometric radiograph was taken at a standard source-to-cassette holder distance of 130 mm (magnification, 1.09) with a Planmeca Cephalometer (PM 2002 EC Proline, Helsinki, Finland).
We obtained lateral cephalometric radiographs while each subject was standing in a natural position with his/her head inside the cephalometer. All cephalograms were obtained before any medical or surgical intervention was undertaken.
Following the definitions of Martin & Saller (1957) the measurements were taken by an anthropological cephalometer GMP, with measurement interval of 300 mm and accuracy of 1 mm, and a sliding rule modified for cephalometric and gnathometric measurements.
Using the classical cephalometry (Williams et al.), the morphological dimensions of head (maximum length and breadth) were, respectively, measured with a scaled cephalometer and at precision levels of 0.5 mm.