anatomical reference point

anatomical reference point

[‚an·ə¦täm·ə·kəl ′ref·rəns ‚pȯint]
(anatomy)
A prominent structure or feature of the human body that can be located and described by visual inspection or palpation at the body's surface; used to define movements and postures. Also known as anatomical landmark.
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The measurements were taken using AutoCAD software (version 2006; Autodesk, San Rafael, CA, USA), which allowed the measure of straight lines and angles between the different anatomical reference points in the radiograph.
For the distances measured from the center of the MF to adjacent anatomical reference points, on the right side the mean distance to the inferior margin of the mandible (D1) was 11.
Landmarks are placed at anatomical reference points on the image, derived points are created from those using an input algorithm, and measurements are made of distances and angles between all those points.

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