Using support vector machines with multiple indices of diffusion for automated classification of mild cognitive impairment

Few studies have looked at the potential of using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) in conjunction with machine learning algorithms in order to automate the classification of healthy older subjects and subjects with mild co
Few studies have looked at the potential of using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) in conjunction with machine learning algorithms in order to automate the classification of healthy older subjects and subjects with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Here we apply DTI to 40 healthy older subjects and 33 MCI subjects in order to derive values for multiple indices of diffusion within the white matter voxels of each subject. DTI measures were then used together with support vector machines (SVMs) to classify control and MCI subjects. Greater than 90% sensitivity and specificity was achieved using this method, demonstrating the potential of a joint DTI and SVM pipeline for fast, objective classification of healthy older and MCI subjects. Such tools may be useful for large scale drug trials in Alzheimer’s disease where the early identification of subjects with MCI is critical.
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Author:Laurence O’Dwyer, Franck Lamberton, Arun L. W. Bokde, Michael Ewers, Yetunde O. Faluyi, Colby Tanner, Bernard M. Mazoyer, Desmond O’Neill, Máiréad Bartley, D. Rónán Collins, Tara Coughlan, David Prvulovic, Harald Hampel
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-237370
DOI:http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0032441
ISBN:1932-6203
Pubmed Id:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=22384251
Parent Title (English):PLoS one
Publisher:PLoS
Place of publication:Lawrence, Kan.
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2012/03/27
Date of first Publication:2012/02/23
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2012/03/27
Volume:7
Issue:2 : e32441
Pagenumber:11
HeBIS PPN:302910417
Institutes:Medizin
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medizin und Gesundheit
Sammlungen:Universitätspublikationen
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 3.0

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