PC-based cephalometric analysis system

Yen ting Chen, Kuo sheng Cheng, Jia kuang Liu

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Cephalograms are clinically useful for cephalometric diagnosis and superimposition. The measurements for cephalometry has always been done manually in practice. The purpose of this paper is to develop a cephalometric analysis system which can be used to improve the measurements by computer software. The software was developed as a Multi-Document Interface (MDI) application under the environment of Microsoft Windows. Two kinds of image, cephalograms and tracing papers, were supported. Three modules were included. Automatic landmarking module locates landmarks on the digitized cephalograms. Manual landmarking module provides the function manual to locate the landmarks on the screen through the interactive user interface. Cephalometric analysis module calculates the measurements. In our experiences, it has been shown the system turn out to be a handy tool for orthodontists in diagnosis and treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems
PublisherIEEE Comp Soc
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0818685646
Publication statusPublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 11th IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems - Lubbock, TX, USA
Duration: 1998 Jun 121998 Jun 14


OtherProceedings of the 1998 11th IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems
CityLubbock, TX, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Computer Science Applications


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