Alzheimer’s disease classification with novel microstructural metrics from diffusion-weighted MRI

Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI)

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2 Scopus citations


Alzheimer’s disease (AD) deficits may be due in part to declining white matter (WM) integrity and disrupted connectivity. Numerous diffusionweighted MRI (dMRI) studies of AD report WM deficits based on tensor model metrics. New microstructural measures derived from additional dMRI models may carry different information about WM microstructure including the geometry of diffusion anisotropy, diffusivity, complexity, estimated number of distinguishable fiber compartments, number of crossing fibers and neurite dispersion. Here we aimed to find the most helpful dMRI metrics and brain regions from a set of 17 dMRI-derived feature maps, to predict diagnostic group (AD or healthy control). The best metrics for classification were non-tensor metrics in the hippocampus and temporal lobes, areas consistently implicated in AD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMathematics and Visualization
PublisherSpringer Heidelberg
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783319285863
StatePublished - 2016
EventWorkshop on Computational Diffusion MRI, MICCAI 2015 - Munich, Germany
Duration: Oct 9 2015Oct 9 2015

Publication series

NameMathematics and Visualization
ISSN (Print)16123786
ISSN (Electronic)2197666X


OtherWorkshop on Computational Diffusion MRI, MICCAI 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Geometry and Topology
  • Modeling and Simulation


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