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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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Comparative study between digital and manual cephalometry with digital radiographs.
sadri et al., "Automatic landmark detection in cephalometry using a modified Active Shape Model with sub image matching," in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Machine Vision, pp.
The orthodontic presurgical treatment was decided by the usual approach studying the face, the occlusion, the casts, and the 2D cephalometry. The orthodontist was required to align and derotate the teeth avoiding any correction of the open bite, creating an ideal continuous lower arch and a segmented upper one, allowing for a three-piece maxillary surgery.
Cephalometry is a standardized lateral radiograph of the head and neck showing upper airway bony and soft-tissue structures.
The morphology of the soft palate can be divided into six types according to their features on lateral cephalometry. This classification can help us to understand better, the diversity of the velar morphology in the median saggital plane.
Cephalometry, or measurements of the living head, is a technique developed by anthropologists and refined by Holly Broadbent to quantify shape and sizes of skulls (Broadbent 1931).
Predicting fetal weight by ultrasonic B-scan cephalometry. An improved technic with disappointing results.
Three-dimensional cephalometry: spiral multislice vs cone-beam computed tomography.
Lateral cephalograms were traced by a single investigator (K.M.) on two separate occasions at least 1 month apart, so that errors in cephalometry were small and acceptable for the purposes of this study.
The element of cephalometry for the dentist is of utmost importance and it forms an integral part of the diagnostic procedure that is followed by an orthodontist in treatment planning.
Otorhinolaryngoiatric examination consisted of complete traditional ENT evaluation, upper airway endoscopy using Muller's manoeuvre with the patient in supine position, X-ray cephalometry, and drug induced sleep endoscopy as previously reported [10].