Fractal physiology and nuclear medicine scans

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

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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
StatePublished - Jun 27 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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