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Analysis Of Lung Scans Using Fractals
Author(s): E. B. Cargill; K. Donohoe; G. Kolodny; J. A. Parker; R. E. Zimmerman
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Paper Abstract

Measurement of the average power spectra of perfusion lung scans shows that the distribution of macroaggregated albumin in the walls of the lung lobules behaves as a fractal object. Measures related to the power spectral slope for all views in a study, mean slope and slope standard deviation, have a high correlation with the visual interpretation of the radiologist. Application of appropriate fractal models reveals that the surface dimension of normal lung parenchyma range between 2.7 and 3.0.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 May 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1092, Medical Imaging III: Image Processing, (25 May 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.953238
Show Author Affiliations
E. B. Cargill, Polaroid Corporation (United States)
K. Donohoe, Beth Israel Hospital (United States)
G. Kolodny, Beth Israel Hospital (United States)
J. A. Parker, Harvard Medical School (United States)
R. E. Zimmerman, Harvard Medical School (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1092:
Medical Imaging III: Image Processing
Samuel J. Dwyer; R. Gilbert Jost; Roger H. Schneider, Editor(s)

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