Brain region's relative proximity as marker for Alzheimer's disease based on structural MRI – University of Copenhagen

05 June 2014

Brain region's relative proximity as marker for Alzheimer's disease based on structural MRI

Medical Imaging

Lauge Sørensen and Mads Nielsen from DIKU, together with the rest of the group from BMC medical imaging, have found the brain region's relative proximity as marker for Alzheimer's disease based on structural MRI.

Background

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive, incurable neurodegenerative disease and the most common type of dementia. It cannot be prevented, cured or drastically slowed, even though AD research has increased in the past 5-10 years. Instead of focusing on the brain volume or on the single brain structures like hippocampus, this paper investigates the relationship and proximity between regions in the brain and uses this information as a novel way of classifying normal control (NC), mild cognitive impaired (MCI), and AD subjects.

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