Document Type : Full Research Paper


1 Ph.D Student, Electrical Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, Babol University of Technology, Babol, Iran

2 Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Babol University of Technology, Babol, Iran,

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Bojnord, Bojnord, Iran

4 Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA


Predicting AD based on Brain network analysis has been the subject of much investigation. Here, we aim to identify the changes in brain in patients that conversion from (Mild Cognitive Impariment) MCI to AD (MCI-C) and non conversion from MCI to AD (MCI-NC), to provide an algorithm for classification of these patients by using a graph theoretical approach. In this algorithm we proposed Discriminant Correlation Analysis (DCA), feature level fusion for multimodal biometric recognition method were applied to the original feature sets. An accuracy of 86/167% was achieved for predicting AD using the DCA and the support vector machine classifier. We also performed a hub node analysis and found the number of hubs in progressive AD patients. Indeed, this is the first neuroimaging study that integrates rs-fMRI with sMRI for detecting conversion from MCI to AD. The proposed classification method highlights the potential of using both resting state fMRI and MRI data for identification of the early stage of AD.


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