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21 March 2014 Classification of normal and pathological aging processes based on brain MRI morphology measures
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Reported studies describing normal and abnormal aging based on anatomical MRI analysis do not consider morphological brain changes, but only volumetric measures to distinguish among these processes. This work presents a classification scheme, based both on size and shape features extracted from brain volumes, to determine different aging stages: healthy control (HC) adults, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Three support vector machines were optimized and validated for the pair-wise separation of these three classes, using selected features from a set of 3D discrete compactness measures and normalized volumes of several global and local anatomical structures. Our analysis show classification rates of up to 98.3% between HC and AD; of 85% between HC and MCI and of 93.3% for MCI and AD separation. These results outperform those reported in the literature and demonstrate the viability of the proposed morphological indexes to classify different aging stages.
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J. L. Perez-Gonzalez, O. Yanez-Suarez, and V. Medina-Bañuelos "Classification of normal and pathological aging processes based on brain MRI morphology measures", Proc. SPIE 9034, Medical Imaging 2014: Image Processing, 90341T (21 March 2014);

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