Using multiple diffusion MRI measures to predict alzheimer’s disease with a TV-L1 prior

The Alzheimer’S Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI)

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Microstructural measures from diffusion MRI have been used for classification purposes in neurodegenerative and psychiatric conditions. Novel diffusion reconstruction models can lead to better and more accurate measures of tissue properties: each measure provides different information on white matter microstructure in the brain, revealing different signs of disease. The diversity of computable measures makes it necessary to develop novel classification procedures to capture all of the available information from each measure. Here we introduce a multichannel regularized logistic regression algorithm that classifies individuals’ diagnostic status based on several microstructural measures, derived from their diffusion MRI scans. With the aid of a TV-L1 prior, which ensures sparsity in the classification model, the resulting linear models point to the most classifying brain regions for each of the diffusion MRI measures, giving the method additional descriptive power. We apply our regularized regression approach to classify Alzheimer’s disease patients and healthy controls in the ADNI dataset, based on their diffusion MRI data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputational Diffusion MRI - MICCAI Workshop
EditorsAndrea Fuster, Yogesh Rathi, Marco Reisert, Enrico Kaden, Aurobrata Ghosh
PublisherSpringer Heidelberg
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319541297
StatePublished - 2017
EventMICCAI Workshop on Computational Diffusion MRI, CDMRI 2016 - Athens, Greece
Duration: Oct 17 2016Oct 21 2016

Publication series

NameMathematics and Visualization
ISSN (Print)1612-3786
ISSN (Electronic)2197-666X


OtherMICCAI Workshop on Computational Diffusion MRI, CDMRI 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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