Studies from several areas have shown that fractal analysis can help to detect cancer in early stages. Cancerous tissue has a different fractal dimension than healthy tissue and if this difference could be spotted in earlier stages than with current techniques.
- early diagnosis through fractal analysis 1
- early diagnosis breast cancer using digital mamographs 2
- fractal patterns on cancer cell surface 3
- Mesothelioma- early diagnosis 4
This video explains how fractals can be used to distinguish between healthy and cancerous tissue using the boxcounting-method: