Multifractal Analysis of Morphological Patterns in Normal and Malignant Human Tissues
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.
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Mandelbrot B.B, The Fractal Geometry of Nature, Freeman (1982)Google Scholar
- Muller J. and McCauley J.L., Multifractal Studies of Disordered Materials, Mat. Res. Soc. Extended Abstracts (EA-25) 1990b Materials Research Society p.147Google Scholar
- Schertzer D. and Lovejoy S., Non-linear variability in geophysics: analysis and simulations, Fractals, Ed. L. Pietronero, Plenum press 49–79 (1990)Google Scholar