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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Following the definitions of Martin & Saller (1957) the measurements were taken by an anthropological cephalometer GMP, with measurement interval of 300 mm and accuracy of 1 mm, and a sliding rule modified for cephalometric and gnathometric measurements.
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.