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Fig. 4 | BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making

Fig. 4

From: Autism risk classification using placental chorionic surface vascular network features

Fig. 4

Visual definitions for the five principal features. a Principal feature 1 and 4: branch points and distance from an end point to its nearest point on the boundary. b Principal feature 2: vessel thickness, which is the same as the diameter (d i ) of the i th vessel tube. c Principal feature 3: tortuosity, which is the ratio of arc length and straight line distance between the initial and terminal nodes of the vessel segment, i.e., tortuosity of the i th vessel = c i /d i . d Principal feature 5: branch angle, which is given by the angle between the two line segments formed by connecting the initial node and the fourth pixel of each branch

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