What is a "Cephalometric Protractor"?

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    Dear members of this forum:

    For a translation of an article i need to understand what a "Cephalometric Protractor" is an how it is used.
    As far as i understand, it is used for analyzing angles/distances on images.
    Is there any other was it is used in clinical routine (e.g. within the mouth of patients)?
    This question might seem strange but I'm not a dentist.

    Thank you very much for your help!
     
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    Used for measuring the angles between certain points of a lateral cephalogram when developing an orthodontic analysis. It's used on a tracing of the radiograph. It is not used inside the mouth.
     
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    Thank you very much for the quick reply!
     
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