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Advances in Optical Technologies
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 162832, 9 pages
Research Article

On the Feasibilities of Using the Wavelet Analysis of Mueller Matrix Images of Biological Crystals

1Optics and Spectroscopy Department, Chernivtsi National University, 2 Kotsyubinsky Str., 58012, Chernivtsi, Ukraine
2Department of Morbid Anatomy, Chernivtsi Medical University, 2 Theatral Sq, 58002, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Received 5 December 2009; Accepted 29 March 2010

Academic Editor: Oleg V. Angelsky

Copyright © 2010 O. V. Dubolazov et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The efficiency of using the statistical and fractal analyses for distributions of wavelet coefficients for Mueller matrix images of biological crystal networks inherent to human tissues is theoretically grounded in this work. The authors found interrelations between statistical moments and power spectra for distributions of wavelet coefficients as well as orientation-phase changes in networks of biological crystals. Also determined are the criteria for statistical and fractal diagnostics of changes in the birefringent structure of biological crystal network, which corresponds to pathological changes in tissues.