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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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Comparison of landmark identification in traditional versus computer-aided digital cephalometry. Angle Orthod 2000; 70: 387-92.
Douglas, "Image processing for craniofacial landmark identification and measurement: a review of photogrammetry and cephalometry," Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, vol.
Most cephalometric analyses for orthodontic diagnosis are performed by lateral cephalometry. However, the paramount importance of posteroanterior (PA) cephalometry should be stressed as it allows professionals to examine facial asymmetry in the transverse plane while allowing the clinical observation of an individual's face in frontal view (Leonardi, Annunziata, & Caltabiano, 2008; Ulkur, Ozdemir, Germec-Cakan, & Kaspar, 2016).
In the near future, other useful tools will be soon available such as 3D cephalometry. Even if most authors still prefer the traditional 2D cephalometric analysis [33-35], also for radioprotection considerations [36], 3D cephalometry is getting more and more accurate, and in a near future, very promising [37].
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.
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]).
Forensic anthropology deals with the establishment of human identity using genetics, biometrics, and face recognition technology.[sup][1] The face is the best feature which distinguishes an individual.[sup][2],[3] Facial biometrics are vital for human recognition, communication, determination of facial symmetry and beauty, and quantitative evaluation of standardized measurements of parts of the face.[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.
Cephalometry is a relatively inexpensive method and permits a good assessment of the soft tissue elements that define the soft palate and its surrounding structures.
The effects of ACM on craniofacial metrics may be clarified through the utilization of an established approach not readily employed: orthodontic cephalometry. This method was utilized to determine if, and to what extent, ACM affected craniofacial measurements in this sample, and how these effects relate to biological distance analyses.
ActeonA Imaging presents its new X-Mind trium dental panoramic upgradable to 3D (CBCT) and/or cephalometry. This CBCT is the perfect tool for implant surgery, endodontics, orthodontics, periodontal treatment, general dentistry and ENT.