Decomposition-Based Correlation Learning for Multi-Modal MRI-Based Classification of Neuropsychiatric Disorders. Academic Article uri icon


  • Multi-modal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is widely used for diagnosing brain disease in clinical practice. However, the high-dimensionality of MRI images is challenging when training a convolution neural network. In addition, utilizing multiple MRI modalities jointly is even more challenging. We developed a method using decomposition-based correlation learning (DCL). To overcome the above challenges, we used a strategy to capture the complex relationship between structural MRI and functional MRI data. Under the guidance of matrix decomposition, DCL takes into account the spike magnitude of leading eigenvalues, the number of samples, and the dimensionality of the matrix. A canonical correlation analysis (CCA) was used to analyze the correlation and construct matrices. We evaluated DCL in the classification of multiple neuropsychiatric disorders listed in the Consortium for Neuropsychiatric Phenomics (CNP) dataset. In experiments, our method had a higher accuracy than several existing methods. Moreover, we found interesting feature connections from brain matrices based on DCL that can differentiate disease and normal cases and different subtypes of the disease. Furthermore, we extended experiments on a large sample size dataset and a small sample size dataset, compared with several other well-established methods that were designed for the multi neuropsychiatric disorder classification; our proposed method achieved state-of-the-art performance on all three datasets.

published proceedings

  • Front Neurosci

author list (cited authors)

  • Liu, L., Chang, J., Wang, Y., Liang, G., Wang, Y., & Zhang, H.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Liu, Liangliang||Chang, Jing||Wang, Ying||Liang, Gongbo||Wang, Yu-Ping||Zhang, Hui

publication date

  • January 2022