Table 7.

Discriminant function (DF I,3) values for selected features from normal and adenocarcinoma biopsies

Chromatin featureRectal mucosa, healthy controlsAdenocarcinomaStandardized coefficient
Total absorbance0.4750.8540.603
Pixel absorbance inhomogeneity17.6131.45−0.435
No. median absorbance pixels5181,0180.431
Nuclear area14.826.99−0.324
Run percentage332582−0.194
Run length feature11.718.30.190
Pixel absorbance ranging from 1.3 to 1.414.819.6−0.156