Neural Network Based Classification of Cell Images via Estimation of Fractal Dimensions

  • Changjing Shang
  • Craig Daly
  • John McGrath
  • John Barker
Part of the Perspectives in Neural Computing book series (PERSPECT.NEURAL)


This paper1 presents a system for classifying cells in human resistance arteries via estimating and analysing fractal dimensions of normal and abnormal cell images. The use of fractal features helps characterise and differentiate between categories of cell images. The classification task is implemented using a multi-layer feedforward neural network, which maps estimated fractal feature patterns onto their underlying cell index. This system has been applied to a large database of images (which were taken from proximal and distal areas of subcutaneous resistance arteries, of patients suffering from critical limb ischaemia, by means of laser scanning confocal microscopy), with the overall classification rate reaching 90.5%.


Fractal Dimension Cell Image Critical Limb Ischaemia Correct Classification Rate Cell Category 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Changjing Shang
    • 1
  • Craig Daly
    • 1
  • John McGrath
    • 1
  • John Barker
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Neuroscience and Biomedical SystemsIBLS, University of GlasgowGlasgowUK
  2. 2.Department of Electronics and Electrical EngineeringUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK

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