MCI diagnosis with 2D CNN Classification of MRI

Early Diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment with 2-Dimensional Convolutional Neural Network Classification of Magnetic Resonance Images

Heising, L.M., and Angelopoulos, S.

We motivate and implement an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Computer Aided Diagnosis (CAD) framework, to assist clinicians in the early diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer’ s Disease (AD). Our framework is based on a Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) trained and tested on functional Magnetic Resonance Images datasets. We contribute to the literature on AI-CAD frameworks for AD by using a 2D CNN for early diagnosis of MCI. Contrary to current efforts, we do not attempt to provide an AI-CAD framework that will replace clinicians, but one that can work in synergy with them. Our framework is cheaper and faster as it relies on small datasets without the need of high-performance computing infrastructures. Our work contributes to the literature on digital transformation of healthcare, health Information Systems, and NeuroIS, while it opens novel avenues for further research on the topic.

Suggested citation: Heising, L.M., and Angelopoulos, S. (2021). “Early Diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment with 2-Dimensional Convolutional Neural Network Classification of Magnetic Resonance Images”, 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS).