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ceph·a·lom·e·try

 (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

(ˌsɛfəˈlɒmɪtrɪ)
n
1. (Medicine) measurement of the dimensions of the human head by radiography: used mainly in orthodontics
2. (Medicine) measurement of the dimensions of the fetal head by radiography or ultrasound
cephalometric adj

cephalometry

the science of measuring the dimensions of the human head. — cephalometer, n.cephalometric, cephalometrical, adj.
See also: Head
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cephalometry - measurement of human heads
measurement, measuring, mensuration, measure - the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule; "the measurements were carefully done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"
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The objective of this study was to find out the skeletal features of Anterior Open Bite (AOB) by cephalometric analysis.
In this study, we measured the thicknesses of the upper and lower lips using cephalometric analysis to investigate sex differences in patients with Class 1 dental occlusion.
Lateral cephalometric radiographs were obtained before (T0) and after (T1) treatment.
Objective: To correlate cephalometric values of ANB angle and Wits appraisal in patients reporting to AFID.
The study consisted of hand-wrist and cephalometric radiographs of 324 subjects (167 girls, 157 boys; age range, 7.
Lateral and posteroanterior (PA) cephalometric radiographs were taken at the beginning of the treatment, at the end of expansion and after 3 months of retention period.
The clinical and cephalometric examination of a 17-year and 7-month-old autistic patient revealed class I malocclusion, increased vertical dimensions, proclined upper and lower incisors, and inconsistent lip closure.
The concept of beauty has changed over the centuries and differs from one population to another, but it has always been a topic of interest and importance to humankind, Throughout history different authors as Ricketts, Steiner, Altemus and Arnett have conducted cephalometric studies to determine which features determine facial beauty being one of them the lip projection, Over time, beauty parameters have been modified, however still had an important role in society, Cephalometrics is a study in which a number of records of points, lines and measurements are obtained from lateral radiographs of the skull in which certain anatomical structures are analyzed allowing the prediction of the patient's growth pattern (1-7).
Nasopharyngeal cephalometric study of ideal occlusions.
According to the company, the ProVecta S-Pan Ceph produces quick cephalometric projections with the best image quality at a low X-ray dose.