Hello, I am new to this forum and would like some help in how best to measure the tortuosity of an object in ImageJ software. I am a clinical researcher without any background in coding/computer progarmming at all so please bear with me if my questions are appear simplistic/obvious answers!
I am looking at whether the morphology (namely tortuosity) of a special type of gland in the human body affects its ability to function normally. Usually these glands are linear/straight but some display significant “wiggly” (tortuous) appearance. I came across ImageJ from recommendation by a colleague to analyse images of these glands but I am struggling to find a measure/metric that best describes tortuosity; and how to go about doing this.
I would be most grateful if someone is able to help me do this by describing the steps to do this in a simple manner,