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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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The descriptive statistics for cephalometric measurements included arithmetic means, mode, minimum, maximum, standard deviation and range for all the quantitative measurements.
All cephalometric X-ray images were saved to a computer in the TIFF format; parametric tissue measurements were analysed using Image-J software.
b) Lateral cephalometric radiographs skeletal reference points: Nasion (N), sella (S), orbitale (Or), porion (Po), condylon(Co), anterior nasal spine (ANS), posterior nasal spine (PNS), point (A), point (B), gnathion (Gn), menton (Me), and gonion (Go).
Our study aimed to contribute to orthodontic diagnosis by analyzing posteroanterior (PA) radiographs using TPS analysis introduced by Bookstein (1991) because traditional cephalometric analyses in orthodontics often depend on specific kinds of orientation of the subjects on reference planes and the univariate analysis of linear measurements mostly reflect variation of size rather than shape (Bigliazzi et al.
A study was done to evaluate if palatal plane could be used as a skeletal plane of reference in lateral cephalometric radiographs to evaluate sagittal maxillomandibular relationship.
It was reported that cervical vertebral images derived from lateral cephalometric radiographs could be used for determining maturity without the need of hand-wrist radiographs to avoid additional radiation exposure (13, 15).
A sample of tio digital lateral skull cephalometric radiographs, that showed good definition of the hard and soft tissues, were randomly selected from Mexican patients with Mexican grandparents, aged 16-25 years, who attended the Clinic of Orthodontics and Dentomaxilofacial Orthopedics of the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi.
Surgical mandibular setback and changes in uvuloglossopharyngeal morphology and head posture: A shortand long-term cephalometric study in males.
Lateral cephalometric radiographs of the subject children were taken under the standard condition of occluding the teeth as much as possible.
Each skull was X-rayed in order to facilitate further analyses related to the craniofacial metric changes related to ACM through cephalometric analyses.
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