Brain magnetic resonance imaging image classification for Alzheimer's disease and its hardware acceleration

Bettadapura A. Sujathakumari, Sudarshan Patil Kulkarni, Vikas Hallikeri


Alzheimer's is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder and is considered the sixth leading cause of death after cancer and heart attack. Early detection and diagnosis provide individuals to go through a wider variety of clinical trials and get multiple medical benefits. Research on the application of deep learning and machine learning to the early detection of Alzheimer's disease has recently gained considerable attention. In this paper, we propose a deep learning classification framework to classify the individual with different progression stages of Alzheimer's disease such as mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and cognitive normal (CN). The dataset from Alzheimer’s disease neuroimaging initiative (ADNI) is considered in this paper which is a multisite having collection of Neuroimaging data for researchers. Structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images are considered from the ADNI data set and feature extraction is done using a 2D discrete wavelet transform. 97% of data reduction is achieved during data pre-processing. The algorithm is trained and validated. The algorithm is accelerated in Nvidia Tx2 graphics processing unit (GPU) to get the better throughput. The result shows our algorithm outperforms the other deep learning algorithms with 91.56% accuracy. 


Alzheimer’s disease; Biomarkers; Classification; Magnetic resonance imaging; Segmentation;

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