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Biomarkers for Identifying First-Episode Schizophrenia Patients Using Diffusion Weighted Imaging

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Biomarkers for Identifying First-Episode Schizophrenia Patients Using Diffusion Weighted Imaging
Recent advances in diffusion weighted MR imaging (dMRI) has made it a tool of choice for investigating white matter abnormalities of the brain and central nervous system. In this work, we design a system that detects abnormal features (biomarkers) of first-episode schizophrenia patients and then classifies them using these features. We use two different models of the dMRI data, namely, spherical harmonics and the two-tensor model. The algorithm works by first computing several diffusion measures from each model. An affine-invariant representation of each subject is then computed, thus avoiding the need for registration. This representation is used within a kernel based feature selection algorithm to determine the biomarkers that are statistically different between the two populations. Confirmation of how well these biomarkers identify each population is obtained by using several classifiers such as, k-nearest neighbors, Parzen window classifier, and support vector machines to separate ...
Yogesh Rathi, James G. Malcolm, Oleg V. Michailovi
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where MICCAI
Authors Yogesh Rathi, James G. Malcolm, Oleg V. Michailovich, Jill Goldstein, Larry Seidman, Robert W. McCarley, Carl-Fredrik Westin, Martha Elizabeth Shenton
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