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How can GrowthTek assist you with the evaluation of a patient's
                                  unique developmental profile?

                    When you send your patient's hand-wrist x-ray and optionally
                    the cephalometric x-ray, GrowthTek will return to you a
                    customized report that demonstrates the developmental profile
                    that is unique to your patient.  With this information, you will
                    be able to diagnose and treatment plan in a more rational manner.
                    Treatment will be more optimally timed, thereby providing the
                    patient with a better treatment result in what is usually a shorter
                    time period.  Timing treatment in this manner almost always
                    decreases the cost of providing your services. 

                    GrowthTek evaluates your patient's hand-wrist x-ray in order
                    to identify the appropriate skeletal maturity indicator ( SMI )
                    that represents the developmental stage of maturation. This 
                    information is subsequently compared relative to the chronologic
                    age of your patient to establish the maturational level of your 
                    patient ( advanced vs. average vs. delayed ).  The combination 
                    of these two basic factors establishes the maturational age of 
                    your patient.  This data is then related to your patient's gender
                    and racial characteristics.  With this information, the unique
                    maturational profile of your patient can be established and 
                    subsequently related to estimations of future timing of growth,
                    incremental growth patterns and estimations of future growth 
                    velocity characteristics.
                    If you wish to also have knowledge of estimated specific amounts
                    of incremental downward and forward growth for the maxilla
                    and the mandible, please also send GrowthTek the patient's 
                    cephalometric x-ray.  This is optional but GrowthTek will compute
                    this information at no additional cost.


            <click> to print out a
                            Patient order form

                                           <click> to send for a sample
                                                              Patient Maturational Report
                                                              to be mailed to you



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