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Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 27-43
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Research Article

Analysis of Breast Thermography Using Fractal Dimension to Establish Possible Difference between Malignant and Benign Patterns

Mahnaz Etehad Tavakol,1,4 Caro Lucas,2 Saeed Sadri,1,4 and E. Y. K. Ng3

1Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran
2Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
3School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, 639798, Singapore
4Medical Image and Signal Processing Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Science, Isfahan 81746-73461, Iran

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