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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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This investigation was supported in part by Research Grant D-973 from the National Institute of Dental Research, National Institutes of Health, United States Public Health Service.
© 1961 The C. V. Mosby Company. Published by Elsevier Inc.