Morphometry in digital photographs: a promising technique for assessing patients with cleft lip and palate

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As digital photography is being increasingly used in clinical medicine, we devised a software program for 'on screen' image analysis, which allows distance, angle, and area to be measured. In this study, 30 photos were evaluated by 10 observers, so 3000 observations were used to test the reproducibility of the measurements. The results showed excellent reproducibility within observer, between observers, and between photographs. The coefficient of variation (CV) ranged from 0 to 1.3% for distance, from 0.6 to 2.3% for angle, and from 1.5 to 7.7% for area. The system could be particularly useful for assessing patients with cleft lip and palate.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Surgery


  • digital photos, cleft, lip, palate, malformation, evaluation, morphometry
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-299
JournalScandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Publication categoryResearch

Bibliographic note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Reconstructive Surgery (013240300), Surgery Research Unit (013242220)