Quantitative image analysis as an alternative to chemical analysis for follow-up of liver biopsies from a toucan with hemochromatosis. A technique with potential value for the follow-up of hemochromatosis in humans.

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (non vérifié)

Peer reviewed scientific article



OBJECTIVE: To compare the reliability of quantitative image analysis of histologic sections versus chemical analysis for determination of the iron content of serial liver biopsies taken at regular intervals after the onset of treatment, in a case of hemochromatosis in a channel-billed toucan treated with deferoxaminemesilate in combination with a low-iron diet.STUDY DESIGN: Two different image analysis systems were used, one developed for working with black-and-white pictures and another capable of processing colored images. Using Pearson’s correlation test, the results with both quantitati…

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