cephalometer


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ceph·a·lo·me·ter

 (sĕf′ə-lŏm′ĭ-tər)
n.
An instrument used to position the head for measurement and radiographic examination.

cephalometer

(ˌsɛfəˈlɒmɪtə)
n
(Medicine) an instrument for positioning the human head for X-ray examination in cephalometry
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Ever since the advent of the Bolton cephalometer in 1931 (1), orthodontists have routinely used lateral cephalograms to aid in diagnosis and treatment planning, as well as evaluation of treatment.
We obtained lateral cephalometric radiographs while each subject was standing in a natural position with his/her head inside the cephalometer.