cephalometry


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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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In the case of the transverse dimension, the use of posteroanterior cephalometry has some limitations, such as the difficulty in standardizing the head position and the location of anatomical structures which overlap with each other.
Key Words: Holdaway's norms, Cephalometry, Soft tissue, Orthodontics.
3 Later others defined the basic methodology and fetal cephalometry.
Systematic analysis of cephalometry in obstructive sleep apnea in Asian children.
However, they differ from the facial analysis used in the present study, since they used other assessment methods, such as hard tissue analysis, through radiographs, cephalometry and three-dimensional analysis.
Cephalometry in congenitally speech and hearing impaired children.
However, the disadvantage of cephalometry is that it is generally performed when individuals are either sitting or standing, positions that clearly differ from their position during sleep.
3D Imaging and Dentistry: From Multiplanar Cephalometry to Guided Navigation in Implantology
The diagnosis of OSA was based on demographic, subjective (snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, impaired intellectual and social performance), and objective criteria (AHI > 20, polysomnography [PSG], lateral cephalometry, body mass index [BMI], Epworth sleepiness scale [ESS], modified Mallampati grading [MMP]).
sup][2],[3] To provide further information on the roles of craniofacial cephalometry in forensic science, this study aims to compute facial biometrics of Yorubas of Osun State of Nigeria using a novel Akinlolu-Raji image-processing algorithm.