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Fractal dimension calculated from two types of region of interest

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Authors
Choi, S. C; Lee, K. I; Park, T. W; You, D. S
Issue Date
1999
Publisher
Stockton Press
Citation
Dentomaxillofacial Radiology 1999; 28: 284-289.
Keywords
fractalsimage processingcomputer-assistedosteoporosisbone and bones
Abstract
OBJECTIVES: To compare the effect of using two region of interest (ROI) types on calculating the fractal dimensions of trabecular bone during simulated osteoporosis. METHODS: Ten 5 mm thick cross-sections from the long bone of a cow were progressively decalcified in 0.1 N Hcl for 5, 10, 20, 30, 60 and 90 min intervals, and radiographed using 0 degrees projection angle in a specially designed device. Two types of ROI (the ruggedness of the boundary and bone profiles) were placed on each digital image. Fractal dimensions and variance in mean pixel intensity were computed from each ROI using the caliper method in ImageFractal (National Institutes of Health, Washington, DC, USA). Correlation analysis quantified the relationship between changes in variance and fractal dimensions of the two types of ROI. RESULTS: A Strong correlation (r=0.90 approximately 0.98, P
ISSN
0250-832X
Language
English
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/62186
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