Multifractal Analysis of Morphological Patterns in Normal and Malignant Human Tissues

  • Jiri Muller
  • Jon P. Rambæk
  • O. P. F. Clausen
  • Torstein Hovig
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 270)

Abstract

Optical microscope pictures of thin histological sections of human tissues from normal organs and from organs with malignant neoplasms have been digitized and numerically studied by multifractal analysis. The results show a marked difference in the behaviour of the multifractal scaling exponents between normal and malignant tissues which could be exploited to characterize various stages of cancer development.

Keywords

Lymphoma Geophysics 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jiri Muller
    • 1
  • Jon P. Rambæk
    • 1
  • O. P. F. Clausen
    • 2
  • Torstein Hovig
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for energiteknikkKjellerNorway
  2. 2.Institute of pathologyNational HospitalOslo 1Norway

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