American Journal of Applied Sciences

A Survey of Graph Based Complex Brain Network Analysis Using Functional and Diffusional MRI

Md Rafiqul Islam, Xiaoxia Yin, Anwaar Ulhaq, Yanchun Zhang, Hua Wang, Noreen Anjum and Tomas Kron

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2017.1186.1208

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 14, Issue 12

Pages 1186-1208

Abstract

The brain network is the function of a structurally and functionally organized complex system. Its structure and activity analysis is one of the most significant challenges. The graph based techniques of brain complex networks have been successfully used in various types of image and medical data analysis. In this survey paper, we focus on a comprehensive study of the analytical methods for complex brain network based on graph theory. This review paper is intended to provide automated brain disease diagnosis based on functional and diffusional MRI modalities. Furthermore, we discuss subjective and objective quality evaluations of complex brain networks, important tools for automated brain disease diagnosis, challenging issues and future research directions in this increasingly evolving research field.

Copyright

© 2017 Md Rafiqul Islam, Xiaoxia Yin, Anwaar Ulhaq, Yanchun Zhang, Hua Wang, Noreen Anjum and Tomas Kron. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.