Acta Stereologica Acta Stereologica -  Volume 2 (1983)  Number 2 - Proceedings of the second symposium on morphometry in morphological diagnoses, september 7-9, 1983, Kuopio, Finland - Dec. 1983 

Analytic morphometry in diagnostic pathology: upper degree polynomials and Fourier harmonic analysis in infertility

Rosalia Ricco
Istituto di Zoologia e Anatomia Comparata, Universita - 70124 - Bari, Italy
Pantaleo Bufo
Istituto di Zoologia e Anatomia Comparata, Universita - 70124 - Bari, Italy
Vittorio Pesce Delfino
Istituto di Anatomia Patologica, Antropologia, Universita - 70124 - Bari, Italy

Abstract

The shape of the seminiferous tubuli in maturation arrest is investigated by harmonic Fourier analysis and upper degree polynomials. The epithelial boundary line of the lumen is considered as a curve in a reference system after the points of the curve have been defined by coordinates: an automatic procedure (TV-camera interfaced with a computer) is utilized and the software expresses the profile as a Kth-order equation and submits real and calculated periodic function to Fourier analysis. Fourier analysis is very useful in shape trend investigations and its modifications are not dependent on perpendicular cross-sections. The method helps us to distinguish different types of maturation arrest.

To cite this article

Rosalia Ricco, Pantaleo Bufo & Vittorio Pesce Delfino, «Analytic morphometry in diagnostic pathology: upper degree polynomials and Fourier harmonic analysis in infertility», Acta Stereologica [En ligne], Volume 2 (1983), Number 2 - Proceedings of the second symposium on morphometry in morphological diagnoses, september 7-9, 1983, Kuopio, Finland - Dec. 1983, 452-457 URL : https://popups.ulg.ac.be/0351-580x/index.php?id=4296.