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International Journal of Morphology

On-line version ISSN 0717-9502

Abstract

GIL, Julio; GIMENO, Miguel; LABORDA, Jesús  and  NUVIALA, Javier. Fractal Dimension of Dog Kidney Proximal Convoluted Tubuli Sections by Mean Box-Counting Algorithm. Int. J. Morphol. [online]. 2006, vol.24, n.4, pp.549-554. ISSN 0717-9502.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-95022006000500005.

The possibility of characterizing the proximal convoluted tubuli of the dog kidney by means of a unique and objective value, is an attractive idea in order to automate its recognition in anatomy and patology. For this, we obtained a fractal dimension of the proximal convoluted tubuli in the dog kidney by mean box-counting method. The fractal value we obtained is a flat dimension, and it is different than the line fractal dimension of the dog kidney arterial pattern, which was previously calculated by us (Gil et al., 2006). Thus, from optical microscopy images, we are able to obtain a single quantitative measure to discriminate these dog kidney components. This measures can use to automate its recognition. Fractal geometry provides many advantages when examining the complex microscopical images of natural objects

Keywords : Fractal; Kidney; Proximal convoluted tubuli.

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