Fast fractal stack: fractal analysis of computed tomography scans of the lung

@inproceedings{Costa2011FastFS,
  title={Fast fractal stack: fractal analysis of computed tomography scans of the lung},
  author={Alceu Ferraz Costa and Joe Tekli and Agma J. M. Traina},
  booktitle={MMAR '11},
  year={2011}
}
This paper proposes a new feature extraction method: the Fast Fractal Stack, or FFS. The extraction algorithm consists in decomposing the input grayscale image into a stack of binary images from which the fractal dimension values are computed, resulting in a compact and highly descriptive set of features. We evaluated FFS for the task of classification of interstitial lung diseases in computed tomography (CT) scans, applied on a database of 248 CT images from 67 patients. The proposed approach… CONTINUE READING