cephalometry


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cephalometry

[‚sef·ə′läm·ə·trē]
(anthropology)
The science of measuring the head, especially for determining the characteristics of a particular race, sex, or somatotype.
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Although the pharynx is a three-dimensional structure and patients are usually evaluated wake and during upright position, lateral cephalometry is commonly used in clinical practice because of its relative simplicity, accessibility, low cost and minimal radiation (16).
Harris and his colleagues at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo used a laser beam to determine the orientation of the poorly preserved mummy's skull, and then they applied cephalometry, a precise X-ray technique that does not damage mummies.
The orthognathic surgery assisted by Narticulator will prepare CT scan beforehand to simultaneously conduct 3D symmetry analysis and 3D bony cephalometry during planning, said Fang, and the procedure enhancing the accuracy has been applied to correct cases like temporomandibular joint abnormalities (of TMJ), hemifacial microsomia, facial asymmetry, and complex facial disharmonies.
The article on Evaluation of the upper airway in OSA (11) focuses on the utility of individual upper airway evaluation tools including clinical examination and use of various imaging modalities including conventional and electron beam computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, acoustic reflection, nasal pharyngoscopy, cephalometry and fluoroscopy.