Quantitative morpho- and densitometric analysis of Feulgen stained breast aspiration smears were performed by absorption cytophotometer and a TV image analyser. The DNA Index, and the ratio of G1-S-G2 phase fraction ratio yielded by the quantitative DNA analysis, showed significant differences between benign and malignant alterations. Based on the 13 morphometric and 5 densitometric parameters the TV-image analyser could classify the examined smears 80% correctly by cluster analysis. Groups of the cytological Grade I.-III. were also differentiable by this method. The application of TV image analyser system in the diagnosis of aspiration cytological smears could be suggested. The complex quantitative morpho- and densitometric analysis could contribute to the correct classification of diploid tumours.
|Translated title of the contribution||Quantitative morpho- and densitometric parameters in the evaluation of aspiration cytology smears of the breast|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 25 1992|
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