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Fractal Physiology And Nuclear Medicine Scans
Author(s): E. B. Cargill; H. H. Barrett; R. D. Fiete; M. Ker; D. D. Patton; G. W. Seeley
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Paper Abstract

Measurement of the power spectra of liver scans reveals that the radiocolloid distribution in the human liver behaves as a fractal object. Analysis of the power spectra suggests that the fractal dimension of the functional units of the liver changes with disease state, and that power spectral slope may be a useful classifier for the presence of disease. Models are proposed that relate the power spectral slope to the fractal dimension of the liver parenchyma.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 1988
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0914, Medical Imaging II, (27 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.968652
Show Author Affiliations
E. B. Cargill, Polaroid Corporation (United States)
H. H. Barrett, University of Arizona (United States)
R. D. Fiete, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
M. Ker, University of Arizona (United States)
D. D. Patton, University of Arizona (United States)
G. W. Seeley, University of Arizona (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0914:
Medical Imaging II
Samuel J. Dwyer III; Roger H. Schneider; Samuel J. Dwyer III; Roger H. Schneider; Roger H. Schneider; Samuel J. Dwyer III, Editor(s)

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