- Measurement of the diameters of the pelvis. SYN: radiocephalpelvimetry. [pelvi- + G. metron, measure]- CT p. procedure for measurement of the bony pelvis and fetal head through use of CT images; currently the more accurate imaging technique.- manual p. measurement of the essential diameters of the bony pelvis using the hands.- radiographic p. procedure for measurement of the bony pelvis and fetal head using anteroposterior and lateral radiographs, with a device for the correction of magnification.
* * *pel·vim·e·try pel-'vim-ə-trē n, pl -tries measurement of the pelvis (as by a pelvimeter or by X-ray examination)pel·vi·met·ric .pel-və-'me-trik adj
* * *n.the measurement of the four internal diameters of the pelvis (transverse, anteroposterior, left oblique, and right oblique). Pelvimetry helps in determining whether it will be possible for a fetus to be delivered in the normal way. Sufficient reduction of any one or more diameters may be an indication for Caesarean section.
* * *pel·vim·e·try (pel-vimґə-tre) the measurement of the dimensions and capacity of the pelvis, as by x-ray, computed tomography, or magnetic resonance imaging.
Medical dictionary. 2011.