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This letter shows a computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) technique for the early detection of the Alzheimer's disease (AD) based on single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) image feature selection and a statistical learning theory classifier. The challenge of the curse of dimensionality is addressed by reducing the large dimensionality of the input data(More)
Single-photon emission tomography (SPECT) imaging has been widely used to guide clinicians in the early Alzheimer's disease (AD) diagnosis challenge. However, AD detection still relies on subjective steps carried out by clinicians, which entail in some way subjectivity to the final diagnosis. In this work, kernel principal component analysis (PCA) and(More)
PURPOSE This article presents a computer-aided diagnosis technique for improving the accuracy of the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Two hundred and ten 18F-FDG PET images from the ADNI initiative [52 normal controls (NC), 114 mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and 53 AD subjects] are studied. METHODS The proposed methodology is based on the(More)
This letter shows a computer aided diagnosis (CAD) technique for the early detection of the Alzheimer's disease (AD) by means of single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) image classification. The proposed method is based on partial least squares (PLS) regression model and a random forest (RF) predictor. The challenge of the curse of dimensionality(More)
In this paper, a novel technique based on association rules (ARs) is presented in order to find relations among activated brain areas in single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging. In this sense, the aim of this work is to discover associations among attributes which characterize the perfusion patterns of normal subjects and to make use of(More)
This paper presents a novel method for automatic selection of regions of interest (ROIs) of functional brain images based on Gaussian mixture models (GMM), which relieves the so-called small size sample problem in the classification of functional brain images for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). In a first step, brain images are preprocessed in(More)
This letter presents a novel computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) technique for the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) based on non-negative matrix factorization (NMF) analysis applied to single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) images. A baseline normalized SPECT database containing normalized data for both AD patients and healthy reference(More)
Finding sensitive and appropriate technologies for non-invasive observation and early detection of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is of fundamental importance to develop early treatments. In this work we develop a fully automatic computer aided diagnosis (CAD) system for high-dimensional pattern classification of baseline F-FDG PET scans from Alzheimer’s disease(More)