How can physicians quantify brain degeneration?

  • M. Bach Cuadra
  • J.-Ph. Thiran
  • F. Marqués


Life expectation is increasing every year. Along with this aging population, the risk of neurological diseases (e.g., dementia)1 is considerably increasing2 as well. Such disorders of the human nervous system affect the patient from both a physical and a social point of view, as in the case of Alzheimer’s disease, one of the most known brain disorders (Mazziotta et al. 2000).


Gray Matter Gaussian Mixture Model Image Registration Image Histogram Gray Matter Loss 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Bach Cuadra
    • 1
  • J.-Ph. Thiran
    • 1
  • F. Marqués
    • 2
  1. 1.Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.Universitat Politècnica de CatalunyaSpain

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