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A GICA-TVGL framework to study sex differences in resting state fMRI dynamic connectivity
Author(s): Biao Cai; Julia M. Stephen; Tony W. Wilson; Vince D. Calhoun; Yu-Ping Wang
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Paper Abstract

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has been implemented widely to study brain connectivity. In the context of fMRI, independent component analysis (ICA) is a powerful tool, which extracts patterns from the data without requiring prior knowledge. Recently, time-varying connectivity analysis has emerged as an important measure to uncover essential knowledge within the network. In this study, we propose a new framework that combines group ICA (GICA) with time varying graphical LASSO (TVGL) to improve the power of analyzing functional network connectivity (FNC) changes. To investigate the performance of our proposed approach, we apply it to capture dynamic FNC using the Pediatric Imaging, Neurocognition, and Genetics (PING) datasets. Our results indicate that females and males of young adults do not show large FNC differences though some slight variations have been found. For instance, females exhibited stronger interdomain FNC and greater correlation in occipital-frontal components for some specific states in comparison to males. In addition, the TVGL-GICA model indicated that females had a higher probability to stay in a stable state. Males had a higher tendency to remain in a globally disconnected mode. Our proposed framework provides a feasible method to investigate brain dynamics accurately and has the potential to become a useful tool in neuroimaging studies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 March 2020
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 11313, Medical Imaging 2020: Image Processing, 113132F (10 March 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2549282
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Biao Cai, Tulane Univ. (United States)
Julia M. Stephen, The Mind Research Network (United States)
Tony W. Wilson, Univ. of Nebraska Medical Ctr. (United States)
Vince D. Calhoun, Georgia State Univ. (United States)
Yu-Ping Wang, Tulane Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11313:
Medical Imaging 2020: Image Processing
Ivana Išgum; Bennett A. Landman, Editor(s)

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