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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.
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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
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cephalometry

the science of measuring the dimensions of the human head. — cephalometer, n.cephalometric, cephalometrical, adj.
See also: Head
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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 purpose of the present study was to compare the craniofacial structures in Class I, II, and III Turkish male and female subjects using cephalometric films, and to evaluate the relation of gender in craniofacial morphologic structures.
The objective of the study was to compare cephalometric values of the craniocervical and hyoid region in subjects with nasal and oral respiration.
Pretreatment lateral cephalometric radiographs of 100 patients seeking orthodontic treatment in Department of Orthodontics Nishtar Institute Of Dentistry Multan, from June 2018 to December 2108, were collected.
Cephalometric radiography is an essential tool in orthodontics which has been extensively used for orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning.
After history and examinations, lateral cephalographs were taken, scanned and traced using Dolphin Imaging Software and Cephalometric points were recognized.
The initial lateral cephalometric radiographs and impression for initial study models of subjects were taken prior to the start of treatment (T0).
These normative cephalometric values for soft-tissue analyses are based on the studies carried out on Caucasians samples of European American ancestry.
For this reason, data were gathered from cephalometric analysis, carried out on lateral X-ray of the skull (lateral skull radiographs) which, together with orthopantomography, represents basic X-ray imaging in orthodontic and gnathologic fields.
Regardless of the malocclusion classification, prevalence or priority treatment, Class III patients can present different facials features that will be correlated with cephalometric aspects, one of them is the occlusal plane (OP) angulation [12].
Cephalometric analysis is a scientific research approach for assessment and prediction of craniofacial growth, orthodontic diagnosis, and oral-maxillofacial treatment planning for patients with malocclusion in clinical practice [1].