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Fractal analysis: A powerful tool to perform differential diagnosis and prognosis in cancer and other malignancies

G. Bianciardi

Department ofMedicalBiotechnologies,PathologicalAnatomy,University of Siena, (ITALY)


Fractal analysis is a technique that has become very useful in the understanding of many phenomena in various fields. In medicine we have one of the most important fields of application of the fractal approach, obtaining interesting results in medical imaging and pathology. Here we review and present a fractal approach based on boxcounting techniques that has been successfully applied also by us to perform differential diagnosis, prognosis of the patient and to follow anti-cancer therapies.

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