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Haymo Kurz, Jörg Wilting, Bodo Christ & Konrad Sandau

Angiogenesis evaluated with a new complexity measure

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Abstract

Growth factor effects on blood vessel patterns were assessed with a fast and automated method that measures complexity (extended counting method: XCM; Sandau, 1996). XCM is a robust estimator of complexity not only in theory but also in practice: 1) it fulfills the quasi-maximum-property; 2) it shows reduced variance due to pattem translation and rotation; 3) it is less sensitive to image manipulations and thresholding. XCM is superior to traditional fractal analysis for detecting changes in vascular complexity following growth factor and control treatment.

Keywords : angiogenesis, avian embryo, blood vessel pattem, complexity, fractal, VEGF

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Haymo Kurz, Jörg Wilting, Bodo Christ & Konrad Sandau, «Angiogenesis evaluated with a new complexity measure», Acta Stereologica [En ligne], Volume 18 (1999), Number 1 - May 1999, 27-32 URL : https://popups.ulg.ac.be/0351-580x/index.php?id=62.

About: Haymo Kurz

Institute of Anatomy II, University of Freiburg, POB lll. D-79001 Freiburg, Germany

About: Jörg Wilting

Institute of Anatomy II, University of Freiburg, POB lll. D-79001 Freiburg, Germany

About: Bodo Christ

Institute of Anatomy II, University of Freiburg, POB lll. D-79001 Freiburg, Germany

About: Konrad Sandau

Faculty of Mathematics, FH Darmstadt, Schöfferstr 3, D-64295 Darmstadt, Germany