A dynamic model of CT scans for quantifying doubling time of ground glass opacities using histogram analysis.


We quantify a recent five-category CT histogram based classification of ground glass opacities using a dynamic mathematical model for the spatial-temporal evolution of malignant nodules. Our mathematical model takes the form of a spatially structured partial differential equation with a logistic crowding term. We present the results of extensive simulations and validate our model using patient data obtained from clinical CT images from patients with benign and malignant lesions.

  • Farkas JZ
  • Smith GT
  • Webb GF
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Math Biosci Eng, 2018, 15 (5)