Modeling and Predicting AD Progression by Regression Analysis of Sequential Clinical Data

Qing Xie, Su Wang, Jia Zhu, Xiangliang Zhang

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Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is currently attracting much attention in elders' care. As the increasing availability of massive clinical diagnosis data, especially the medical images of brain scan, it is highly significant to precisely identify and predict the potential AD's progression based on the knowledge in the diagnosis data. In this paper, we follow a novel sequential learning framework to model the disease progression for AD patients' care. Different from the conventional approaches using only initial or static diagnosis data to model the disease progression for different durations, we design a score-involved approach and make use of the sequential diagnosis information in different disease stages to jointly simulate the disease progression. The actual clinical scores are utilized in progress to make the prediction more pertinent and reliable. We examined our approach by extensive experiments on the clinical data provided by the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI). The results indicate that the proposed approach is more effective to simulate and predict the disease progression compared with the existing methods.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-55
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Feb 24 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Computer Science Applications


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