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Fractal analysis as a means for the quantification of intramandibular trabecular bone loss from dental radiographs
Author(s): Michael D. Doyle; Harold Rabin; Jasjit Singh Suri
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Paper Abstract

Atechnique is proposed which uses fractal analysis for the non- traumatic and non-invasive quantification of trabecular bone density in the mandible using standard dental radiographs. Binary images of trabecular bone patterns are derived from digitized radiographic images. Fractal analysis is then used to calculate the Hausdorif dimension (D) of the binary image patterns. Variations in D calculated with this method can be correlated with known cases of systemic osteoporosis to establish normal and abnormal ranges for the value of D.

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Date Published: 1 April 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1380, Biostereometric Technology and Applications, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.25125
Show Author Affiliations
Michael D. Doyle, Univ. of Illinois/Chicago (United States)
Harold Rabin, Univ. of Illinois/Chicago (United States)
Jasjit Singh Suri, Univ. of Illinois/Chicago (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1380:
Biostereometric Technology and Applications
Robin E. Herron, Editor(s)

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