The present diagnosis of bipolar disorder (BD), which mainly depends on patients' symptoms and self reports of past history and mood status, may encounter difficulty of distinguishing from unipolar disorder when patients behave depressively in clinic. This work proposes a novel computer-aided evaluation system for bipolar disorder using anatomic magnetic resonance images (MRI) to provide a second opinion for clinician's diagnosis. First we adopt the voxel-based morphometry method to identify brain regions with significant difference between patient and normal control groups as regions of interest (ROIs). Then the MRI data within these ROIs are processed with principal component analysis (PCA) in order to reduce feature dimensionality. Finally, a classification model based on Bayesian theorem together with Parzen-window density estimation in PCA space is constructed to provide the possibility of an individual belonging to the BD patient group. The proposed system reaches 86.8% accuracy in classification. In our experiment, the misdetection rate was zero, and the false alarm was 15.8%. Through appropriate feature analysis and selection method, this computer-aided system can detect the disease of BD and obtain high classification accuracy.
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|Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering
|Published - 1 9月 2008