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1 April 1991 Fractal analysis as a means for the quantification of intramandibular trabecular bone loss from dental radiographs
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Proceedings Volume 1380, Biostereometric Technology and Applications; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.25125
Event: Advances in Intelligent Robotics Systems, 1990, Boston, MA, United States
Abstract
Atechnique is proposed which uses fractal analysis for the non- traumatic and non-invasive quantification of trabecular bone density in the mandible using standard dental radiographs. Binary images of trabecular bone patterns are derived from digitized radiographic images. Fractal analysis is then used to calculate the Hausdorif dimension (D) of the binary image patterns. Variations in D calculated with this method can be correlated with known cases of systemic osteoporosis to establish normal and abnormal ranges for the value of D.
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Michael D. Doyle, Harold Rabin, and Jasjit Singh Suri "Fractal analysis as a means for the quantification of intramandibular trabecular bone loss from dental radiographs", Proc. SPIE 1380, Biostereometric Technology and Applications, (1 April 1991); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.25125
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