Simple 1-D Convolutional Networks for Resting-State fMRI Based Classification in Autism

Ahmed el Gazzar, Leonardo Cerliani, Guido van Wingen, Rajat Mani Thomas

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Deep learning methods are increasingly being used with neuroimaging data like structural and function magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to predict the diagnosis of neuropsychiatric and neurological disorders. For psychiatric disorders in particular, it is believed that one of the most promising modality is the resting-state functional MRI (rsfMRI), which captures the intrinsic connectivity between regions in the brain. Because rsfMRI data points are inherently high-dimensional (~1M), it is impossible to process the entire input in its raw form. In this paper, we propose a very simple transformation of the rsfMRI images that captures all of the temporal dynamics of the signal but sub-samples its spatial extent. As a result, we use a very simple 1-D convolutional network which is fast to train, requires minimal preprocessing and performs at par with the state-of-the-art on the classification of Autism spectrum disorders.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, IJCNN 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728119854
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event2019 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, IJCNN 2019 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 14 Jul 201919 Jul 2019

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NameProceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks


Conference2019 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, IJCNN 2019

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