Soft-tissue 3D Facial Imaging in Children and Adolescents: Towards the Definition of New Reference Standards

Chiarella Sforza, Claudia Dolci, Gianluca Martino Tartaglia, Virgilio Ferruccio Ferrario


3D optical, surface imaging is becoming an important instrument for diagnosis, treatment planning and follow up of children, who should not receive ionizing radiations unless strictly necessary. The instruments are fast, safe, and neither painful nor fastidious. Their use for clinical applications should be accompanied by a systematic data collection in healthy young people, spanning from birth to late adolescence into young adulthood. Researchers all over the world should collaborate towards this goal, with the definition of these new facial standards.


Face; Child; Adolescent; Photogrammetry; Radiography

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