Research Article| Volume 14, ISSUE 7, P793-805, July 1961

Laminagraphic cephalometry in the analysis of mandibular condyle morphology

A preliminary report
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      • 1. Using two fixed reference planes, the vertical and horizontal angles of fifty mandibular condyles were measured. All condyles were found to fall into one of three groups.
      • 2. Each condyle was roentgenographed by techniques of standard cephalometric pantomography, conventional cephalometric laminagraphy, and corrected cephalometric laminagraphy. In the latter method, the correction in condylar position was made to conform with the measured vertical and horizontal angles of each condyle.
      • 3. Condylar image distortion and geometric condylar image enlargement were analyzed for each roentgenographic method. Corrected cephalometric laminagraphy was found to produce the most accurate lateral roentgenographic image of the mandibular condyle.
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