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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

(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.

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]
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Each cephalometric radiograph was traced, and all parameters were measured by the same investigator.
Craniofacial growth in children with nasal septum deviation: a cephalometric comparative study.
Evaluation of relationship between cranial base angle and maxillofacial morphology in Indian population: A cephalometric study.
Fifty cephalometric radiographs were taken randomly from patients who had consulted the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics.
This cross-sectional study involved the collection and analysis of lateral cephalometric radiographs done at the department of pediatric and orthodontics, King Khalid University and was conducted on 100 non-growing Saudi patients including 50 males and 50 females.
Cephalometric evaluation of the effects of the Twin Block appliance in subjects with Class II, Division 1 malocclusion amongst different cervical vertebral maturation stages.
Post hoc Tukey's test was used for comparison of the mean cephalometric values of the three skeletal malocclusions.
Data taken from the cephalometric analysis were interpreted using basic descriptive statistical analysis and Pearson's correlation index for random variables and the nonparametric Spearman's ordinary measures to evaluate the correlation between parameters.
The postoperative radiographies, lateral cephalometric tracings, and measures (McNamara Analysis) were presented at Figure 6 and Table 2, respectively.
This method was only tested by two high quality cephalometric radiographs.
Digital cephalometric tracing of preoperative lateral radiograph using Dolphin Imaging Software.