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Dedicated Stereophotogrammetric X-Ray System For Craniofacial Research And Treatment Planning
Author(s): Sheldon Baumrind; Francis Moffitt; Sean Curry; Robert J. Isaacson
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Paper Abstract

We have constructed and brought into use what we believe to be the first dedicated coplanar craniofacial stereometric x-ray system for clinical use. Paired Machlett Dynamax 50/58 x-ray tubes with 0.3 mm focal spots are employed. Displacement between emitters is 16 inches. The focus film distance for both emitters is 66.5 inches. The mid-sagittal plane to focus distance is 60 inches. One film of each stereo pair conforms with the standards of the Second Roentgenocephalometric Workshop and can be used to make all standard two-dimensional orthodontic and cephalometric measurements. When supplemented by data from the conjugate film, a three-dimensional coordinate map can be generated as a machine operation. Specialized complementary software has been developed to increase the reliability of landmark location both in two and in three dimensions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 1983
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0361, Biostereometrics '82, (12 July 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.966022
Show Author Affiliations
Sheldon Baumrind, University of California at San Francisco (United States)
Francis Moffitt, University of California at Berkeley (United States)
Sean Curry, University of California (United States)
Robert J. Isaacson, University of California at Berkeley (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0361:
Biostereometrics '82
Robin E. Herron, Editor(s)

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