Fractal physiology and nuclear medicine scans

E. B. Cargill, Harrison H Barrett, R. D. Fiete, M. Ker, D. D. Patton, G. W. Seeley

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)355-363
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume914
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 27 1988

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  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
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Fractal physiology and nuclear medicine scans. / Cargill, E. B.; Barrett, Harrison H; Fiete, R. D.; Ker, M.; Patton, D. D.; Seeley, G. W.

In: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 914, 27.06.1988, p. 355-363.

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Cargill, E. B. ; Barrett, Harrison H ; Fiete, R. D. ; Ker, M. ; Patton, D. D. ; Seeley, G. W. / Fractal physiology and nuclear medicine scans. In: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. 1988 ; Vol. 914. pp. 355-363.
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