a beginner’s question.
How could i measure an angle on CT examination (from two lines / from a line and a point) that are defined on different slices and measured in reference plane: for instance HKA line (which is defined as an angle between femoral and tibial mehanical axis in coronal plane) but in a custom coronal/paracoronal planes.
Furthermore, how could i define a custom plane by two lines (not three points)?
There is an angle measurement tool in Slicer used by placing 3 control points. These points can be arbitrarily placed in 3D and do not need to be placed on the same slice view. Using two lines to define a plane is problematic because there is not any plane which contains two non-parallel and non-intersecting lines. If the two lines do intersect, then the three points defining the plane containing both lines can be the intersection point plus any one other point from each line. If you need to identify the intersection point, then I’m not sure you’re really better off defining the plane using two intersecting lines than you are choosing the three points of the angle measurement tool. What isn’t working well for your purposes using the angle measurement tool?
I know about the tool but I’m interested in an angle between two separate lines. I’ve found the script in the repository and it works, but the problem is that I don’t really know what angle it measures (I’m only interested in angle that is projected from lines to the custom specified plane).
I want to specify the custom plane for the projection of angles (for the HKA case plane that is paralel to line that connects center of femoral head to center of ankle and also paralel to line that connects posterior femoral condyles) and measure angle from lines that are projected on this custom plane.