From Connectivity Models to Region Labels: Identifying Foci of a Neurological Disorder
Author(s)Venkataraman, Archana; Kubicki, Marek; Golland, Polina
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We propose a novel approach to identify the foci of a neurological disorder based on anatomical and functional connectivity information. Specifically, we formulate a generative model that characterizes the network of abnormal functional connectivity emanating from the affected foci. This allows us to aggregate pairwise connectivity changes into a region-based representation of the disease. We employ the variational expectation-maximization algorithm to fit the model and subsequently identify both the afflicted regions and the differences in connectivity induced by the disorder. We demonstrate our method on a population study of schizophrenia.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
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Venkataraman, Archana, Marek Kubicki, and Polina Golland. “From Connectivity Models to Region Labels: Identifying Foci of a Neurological Disorder.” IEEE Trans. Med. Imaging 32, no. 11 (November 2013): 2078–2098.
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