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Study of fractal dimension in chest images using normal and interstitial lung disease cases
Author(s): Douglas M. Tucker; Jose L. Correa; Miguel Souto; Katerina S. Malagari
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Paper Abstract

A quantitative computerized method which provides accurate discrimination between chest radiographs with positive findings of interstitial disease patterns and normal chest radiographs may increase the efficacy of radiologic screening of the chest and the utility of digital radiographic systems. This report is a comparison of fractal dimension measured in normal chest radiographs and in radiographs with abnormal lungs having reticular, nodular, reticulonodular and linear patterns of interstitial disease. Six regions of interest (ROI's) from each of 33 normal chest radiographs and 33 radiographs with positive findings of interstitial disease were studied. Results indicate that there is a statistically significant difference between the distribution of the fractal dimension in normal radiographs and radiographs where disease is present.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1898, Medical Imaging 1993: Image Processing, (14 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.154540
Show Author Affiliations
Douglas M. Tucker, Univ. of Alabama/Birmingham (United States)
Jose L. Correa, Univ. of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
Miguel Souto, Univ. of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
Katerina S. Malagari, Evangelismos Hospital (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1898:
Medical Imaging 1993: Image Processing
Murray H. Loew, Editor(s)

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