Fractal Analysis of Cancer Cell Surface
Fractal analysis of the cell surface is a rather sensitive method which has been recently introduced to characterize cell progression toward cancer. The surface of fixed and freeze-dried cells is imaged with atomic force microscopy (AFM) modality in ambient conditions. Here we describe the method to perform the fractal analysis specifically developed for the AFM images. Technical details, potential difficulties, points of special attention are described.
Key wordsFractal analysis Cancer progression Physics of cancer
We gratefully acknowledge partial funding for this work by NSF CMMI-1435655. Veeco Award “HarmoniX Innovation” is thankfully acknowledged by I.S.
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