Eur J Plast Surg (2006) 28: 540 DOI 10.1007/s00238-006-0043-4 BOOK REVIEW B. H. Brinkmann A book review of G.R.J. Swennen, F Schutyser, J-E Hausamen: “Three-dimensional cephalometry—a color atlas and manual” Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2006, 365 pp, 713 illustrations (ISBN 3-540-25440-4) Published online: 1 April 2006 # Springer-Verlag 2006 Three-Dimensional Cephalometry provides an extensive reference planes and craniofacial measurement, including and rigorous overview of the current state of the art in linear distances, planar projections, and angular measure- three-dimensional craniofacial imaging. It extends classical ments on hard and soft tissues. Chapters 8 to 10 give a brief anthropometric measurement and analysis techniques to discussion of craniofacial growth patterns, illustrate three three-dimensional CT imaging and provides practical examples of the authors’ use of three-dimensional imaging guides to measurement, analysis, and surgical simulation. in planning two mandibular distractions and a mandibular The text is well written and lucid, and is augmented bone graft, and highlight ongoing research and future considerably by the book’s ample and very effective color directions in three-dimensional cephalometric imaging. and grayscale illustrations. Overall, the book succeeds well in defining and The book begins with a brief introduction to CT imaging explaining three-dimensional imaging as it is applied to and tomographic image data, and proceeds in Chapter 2 to the study of the craniofacial anatomy. The book’s a very useful atlas illustrating various landmarks in importance lies in its synthesis of spatial information in multiplanar CT slices, computer-generated planar radio- the radiographs, CT slices, three-dimensional CT render- graphs, three dimensional rendered CT images, and dry ings, and dry skull photographs, as well as its practical skull photographs. Chapters 3 to 5 cover standard virtual approach to landmark identification, measurement, and positioning based on anatomical features, and definition surgical planning. This useful and instructive book is the and illustration of 18 hard tissue and 27 soft tissue only one of its kind, and it should be considered an anthropometric landmarks on three-dimensional rendered essential reference for researchers and clinicians using views, computed radiographs, and dry cadaver skulls. three-dimensional craniofacial imaging. Chapters 6 and 7 present a well-illustrated treatment of B. H. Brinkmann (*) Byron, MN, USA e-mail: email@example.com
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Apr 1, 2006
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