Table 5

Mean values of the variables in the granulocytic precursors in MDS

Nuclear morphometric or texture feature

MDS-Blasts

P MDS Blast vs atyp

Atyp.

p atyp. vs. MDS Pro.

MDS Pro

P global

Classification of atypical myeloid precursors


Área [μ2 ]

118.4

0.95

118.5

0.37

121.0

0.60

(not defined)

Perimeter

598

0.01

628

0.004

656

0.00001

Intermediate

Form factor

0.94

<0.0001

0.85

0.0005

0.80

0.0001

Intermediate

Mean gray level

125.1

0.0009

121.1

0.0227

118.6

<0.00001

intermediate

SD* gray value

9.1

<0.0001

8.4

0.02

8.1

0.01

Intermediate

Haralick's entropy

7.65

0.11

7.59

0.083

7.52

0.01

(not defined)

Inertia

3.67

0.0038

3.39

0.095

3.28

0.0001

close to MDS Pro.

Local homogeneity

0.553

0.32

0.555

0.23

0.558

0.12

(not defined)

Energy

6749

0.00003

5748

0.39

5595

<0.0001

close to MDS Pro.

Contrast

3.67

0.0038

3.39

0.095

3.28

0.0001

close to MDS Pro.

Diagonal moment

17.4

0.00058

16.1

0.098

15.6

<0.0001

close to MDS Pro.

Cluster prominence

(10-5)

3.17

0.021

2.39

0.51

2.19

0.018

close to MDS Pro.

FD****

2.1225

0.0015

2.1183

0.82

2.1180

0.0015

close to MDS Pro.

R2*****

0.99819

0.026

0.99807

0.65

0.99809

0.068

(not defined)


* atyp. = immature atypical myeloid precursors; **pro. = promyelocyte; *** SD = Standard deviation of gray value levels, **** FD = fractal dimension, *****R2 goodness-of-fit of the fractal dimension

Vido et al. Diagnostic Pathology 2011 6:93   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-6-93

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