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Pathological Brain Detection by Artificial Intelligence in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scanning.


The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the most popular method for brains, since it provides clearer soft tissue details than traditional neuroimaging techniques. Nevertheless, the manual interpretation on MR images is tedious due to the large amount of imaging data, with the professional name of "curse of dimensionality" [1]. To solve the problem, the pathological brain detection (PBD) was proposed in the last decade [2]. It becomes a computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) system and focuses on MR images. The aim of PBD is to help neuroradiologists to make decisions based on brain images.

At present, two types of PBD systems exist. Type I is aimed for detecting all types of brain diseases, and its detection rate can be improved gradually. Type II is aimed for detecting each specific brain disease and then integrates all these systems together. Both types of systems are of hot research topics.

The development of PBD can be divided into three stages: From 1990s, based on the knowledge and experiences obtained from the neuroradiologists [3], computer scientists developed PBD by the so-called "knowledge-based systems" or "expert systems" techniques [4]. The employed features are commonly human understandable, such as cortical thickness, area of particular brain tissue, etc. Ref. [3] developed an expert system for differential diagnosis of acute stroke. [5] presented an expert system "Focus" for locating the acute neurologic events. [6] developed the "EPEXS" for evoked potential analysis and interpretation. [7] compared expert systems with human expertise, and at an abstract level proved that they complemented each other. [8] developed an expert system that detected cerebral blood flow (CBF) deficits in neuropsychiatric disorders.

Later, computer scientists realized mathematical features (shape, texture, statistical, etc.) can also achieve equivalent or even better performances than human-understandable features. Therefore, scholars tend to add advanced image features such as wavelets and gray-level occurrence matrix (GLCM). [9] used wavelet compression technique to detect brain lesions. [10] used 3D wavelet representation for tissue segmentation. [11] employed GLCM to lateralize seizure focus in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) patients with normal volumetric MRI.

Moreover, the successes of pattern recognition (PR) in other fields also suggest the scholars to use PR techniques to detect pathological brains. PR systems with labeled training data are called "supervised learning (SL)" [12], and those with no labeled data are called "unsupervised learning" [13]. SL is commonly used in PBD, since neuroradiologists can label the data.

Recently, various optimization techniques have also been proposed and applied to train the classifier to increase the detection performance. Traditional classifier training was gradient descent based methods [14]; nevertheless, the complicated optimization surfaces and discretized version of the problem make gradient-based methods suffer from falling into local best points and basins. Hence, new meta-heuristic optimization methods were proposed. [15] proposed ant colony optimization (ACO) algorithm based on ant colony. [16] proposed particle swarm optimization (PSO) algorithm based on bird flocking. Besides, differential evolution (DE) [17], artificial bee colony [18], glowworm swarm optimization (GSO) [19], and many excellent optimization techniques were proposed.

Figure 1 shows a block diagram of developing a PBD by AI in MRI. Roughly, we can divide the process into eight steps: diagnosis, MRI techniques, image preprocessing, feature representation, dimension reduction, classification, kernel, and optimization methods. In what follows, we will expatiate each block.

Figure 2 shows the curve of related publications every year. The results show that the researches on this topic are increasing apparently and steadily over time. Moreover, this picture also validates that the AI applied to PBD receives the attention of scholars, and it will attract more scholars to participate in this field. This work aims to give a comprehensive review on PBD by AI in MRI technique. In Section 2, we categorize and present common brain diseases. Section 3 gives principles of data acquisition. Section 4 offers the preprocessing techniques, summarizes the image features, and discusses the dimension reduction techniques. Section 5 introduces the classifiers, kernel methods and training methods. Section 6 compares 44 state-of-the-art PBD methods and gives future directions. We implemented this survey based on literature in Web of Science Core Collection, IEEE Explorer, and Scopus.


A mass of brain diseases exist. Roughly, we can divide them into four categories.

Neoplastic disease: First is neoplastic disease (also called tumor). The primary neoplastic disease starts in brain and remains therein [20], while the secondary starts elsewhere and then travels to the brain [21]. Benign tumors do not have cancer cells, rarely spread, and may cause problems if pressing certain brain areas. Malignant tumors have cancer cells and invade healthy tissues nearby.

Four grades of brain tumors are listed in Table 2. Grade I tumors are rare in adults and associated with long-term survival. Grade II tumors sometimes spread into nearby tissues and may come back as a higher-grade tumor. Grade III and IV tumors actively reproduce abnormal cells. Grade IV tumors are extremely dangerous: they form new blood vessels to maintain rapid growth and contain necrosis in their center. Effective treatments include surgery [22], radiation therapy [23], chemotherapy [24], and combined therapies [25].

Neurodegeneration: The second category is neurodegeneration, viz., the progressive loss (even death) in structure or function of neurons [26]. Neurons normally do not reproduce, so they cannot be updated after being damaged [27]. Neurodegeneration diseases are incurable and lead to progressive degeneration. They affect many daily activities and structures: muscle [28], movement [29], balance [30], talking, heart function [31], sleep [32], etc. It also causes problems in mental functioning [33].

Cerebrovascular Disease: The third category is cerebrovascular disease. It is a severe medical condition, caused by affecting blood supply to the brain. Globally, the cardiovascular disease is responsible for more deaths than any other diseases. Four common cerebrovascular diseases are introduced: (i) A stroke happens when the blood supply is blocked or interrupted by a clot, then parts of the brain die due to cerebral infarction [34]. (ii) A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is caused by temporary blood disruption [35]. It is also called a "mini-stroke" with symptoms resolved within 24 hours [36]. (iii) Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) happens when blood leaks from arteries, located underneath the arachnoid, to the brain surface [37]. (iv) Vascular dementia is caused by brain cell damage due to a complex interaction of cerebrovascular diseases [38].

Inflammation: Finally, the fourth category is the brain inflammatory diseases. We all know that the brain is protected by calvarium, dura, and blood-brain barrier (BBB) [39]. The cerebral tissue is relatively resistant to invading infections. Nevertheless, the brain or spinal cord can be inflamed, leading to swelling and irritation of tissues or vessels. The inflammatory diseases include abscess [40], meningitis [41], encephalitis [42], and vasculitis [43]. Inflammatory control [43] is first used to prevent inflammation-induced organ destruction. Then, some medications are prescribed for symptom control [44]. Finally, side-effect control is necessary since the treatments may bring in uncomfortable side effects.

Figure 3 illustrates pictures of some typical brain diseases. Figure 3(a) is a healthy brain. Figures 3(b)-(f) show several brain tumor samples. Figures 3(g)-(k) show neurodegenerative diseases. Figures 3(l)-(t) show cerebrovascular diseases. Figures 3(u)-(z) show inflammatory brains. All the images were downloaded from the "The Whole Brain Atlas".

3. MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses both magnetic field and pulses, in order to generate pictures of brain anatomy. Different tissues make direct contrasts, due to their different relaxation properties [45] of the hydrogen atoms therein.

MRI is safe and painless. It does not involve radiation. Nevertheless, patients with heart pacemakers [46], cochlear implants [47], metal implants [48, 49] cannot be scanned, because of the extremely high strength magnets. This is called projectile (or missile) effect [50], referring to the dangerous ability of MRI scanner to attract ferromagnetic iron-based materials. The powerful magnet can also erase information from storage devices, such as ID badges, cell phones, subway cards, credit cards, flash drives, etc.

3.1. Shimming

Shimming is to correct the inhomogeneity of magnetic field produced by the main magnet [51]. The inhomogeneity may arise from both the imperfect of magnet and the presence of external objects (such as brain) [52]. In active shimming, currents directed through dedicated coils are used to improve homogeneity [53]. In passive shimming, small pieces of sheet metal are inserted within the scanner bore [54]. Active shim coils can be either superconducting or resistive [55]. Both active and passive shimmings are controlled by specialized circuitry and need their own power supply.

3.2. Water and Fat Suppression

Hydrogen atoms can generate a detectable radiofrequency (RF) signal, and they are abundant in both water and fat in human body. To balance the image contrast, water suppression [56] and fat suppression [57, 58] are necessary in some particular MRI scans.

Water suppression can be implemented by presaturation [59], flip-back [60], and "jump and return" [61]. Fat suppression is based on that hydrogen nuclei in fat tissues have different values for MRI-related parameters [62]. Two types of fat suppression techniques exist: (i) Relaxation dependent technique, such as short T1inversion recovery (STIR) [63]; (ii) Chemical shift- dependent techniques, including Dixon [64], water selective excitation [65], spectral fat saturation [66], and spectrally adiabatic inversion recovery (SPAIR) [67]. The comparisons of above fat suppression methods are listed in Table 3.

3.3. Other Modalities

Figures 4(a)-(c) show the MR slices in coronal, axial, and sagittal directions, respectively. In addition, three advanced imaging modalities are introduced below:

fMRI: Functional MRI (fMRI) is used to measure the brain activity [68], which responds to either external stimuli or passive activity in a resting stage, as shown in Figure 4(d). It is based on the blood oxygen level dependent (BOLD) contrast [69], by imaging the changes in blood flow related to energy used by cells in the brain [70].

DTI: Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is another advanced neuroimaging technique, which measures the diffusion of water molecules within the brain [71], so as to produce neural tract images [72]. Each voxel in DTI is calculated from a vector or matrix from more than six different diffusion weighted acquisitions (See Figure 4(e)). The fiber directions are calculated from DTI datausing particular algorithms [73].

MRSI: Magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI) measures the levels of different metabolites (See Figure 4(f)) in any position within the brain [74]. Two simpler techniques are single voxel spectroscopy (SVS) [75] and chemical shift imaging (CSI) [76].

Clinically, MRSI can detect metabolic changes in strokes [77], autism [78], brain tumors [79], multiple sclerosis [80], seizure [81], depression [82], Parkinson's disease [83], Kimura disease [84], etc. Table 4 lists the identifiable metabolites (N-acetyl aspartate, choline, creatine, lipid, lactate, myoinositol, glutamate and glutamine), and gives their peak positions and indications of change. The peaks are measures in parts per million (ppm). Note that the lipid spectrum is easily contaminated, because of the fat located in the scalp and underneath the skull.


4.1. Image Preprocessing

Image Denoising: Some advanced image denoising methods have been proposed and applied to remove Rician noises and increase signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) in brain MR images [85]. The denoising algorithms should be edge preserving [86] and cannot blur important lesion information. [87] used an enhanced non-local means (NLM) algorithm. [88] explored the image space for each patch using rough set theory (RST). [89] proposed a pre-smoothing NLM filter. [90] used RST based bilateral filter (BF) to denoise brain images. [91] also used BF to eliminate noises. Parameters of BF are optimized by genetic algorithm (GA).

Slice Selection: In PBD systems, each voxel in a volumetric image can be regarded as a feature. Therefore, the slice selection is used to select where the lesion or abnormal evidence is located. Slice selection was carried out either by neuroradiologists [92], or by hardware encoding [93], or by algorithms [94]. Note that the slice selection is not necessary, since powerful computers are becoming cheaper than ever before.

Brain Extraction: Next, it is necessary to remove the extra non-brain tissues (such as fat, skin, muscle, neck, tongue, aponeurosis, meninges, periosteum, pharynx, eye balls, etc.) from an MR image of the whole head, since they are obstacles for automatic analysis [95]. Those non-brain tissues may decrease the detection performance of brain diseases.

Skull stripping methods were developed to solve this problem. [96] presented the brain extraction tool (BET) in the FMRIB software library (FSL). [97] proposed a study-specific template selection strategy. [98] developed a multispectral adaptive region growing algorithm for axial brain extraction. [99] introduced concepts from artificial life, in order to govern a mass of deformable models. Its method had the least Hausdorff distance error with slightly less brain voxel. [100] proposed a robust skull stripping method on the basis of two irrational masks with sizes of 3 x 3 and 5 x 5, respectively. [101] developed a deep MRI brain extraction tool via 3D convolutional neural network (CNN). [102] used linear combination of discrete Gaussians (LCDG) and Markov-Gibbs random field (MGRF) models to develop an infant brain extraction tool.

Spatial Normalization: Afterwards, spatial normalization (i.e., spatial registration) is carried out, which reshapes a given brain image to a template image (i.e., reference image) [103]. Two steps are included: (i) estimation of warp field and (ii) application of warp field with resampling [104].

Usually the brain images are normalized to Montreal neurological institute (MNI) space. The FMRIB's linear image registration tool (FLIRT) [105] and FMRIB's nonlinear image registration tool (FNIRT) are excellent software that can accomplish this goal. The image processing toolbox in Matlab provides registration functions such as "imregister", "imregtform", "imregdemons", etc.

Scholars have developed more advanced spatial normalization methods: [106] proposed anatomical global spatial normalization methods, in order to scale high-resolution brains to control, without altering mean sizes of the brain structure. [107] introduced specialized templates, which applied normalization algorithms to stroke-aged subjects. [108] introduced an online spatial normalization method for realtime fMRI. [109] proposed a multistage for implementing normalization.

Intensity Normalization: Intensity normalization was used to match MR image intensities between MRI scans, so as to improve image compatibility and facilitate comparability. Table 5 shows five classical intensity normalization methods: intensity scaling [110], histogram stretching [111], histogram equalization [112], histogram normalization [113], Gaussian kernel normalization [113].

4.2. Feature Representation

Computer scientists extract shape, moment, wavelet, statistics, entropy, GLCM, and Fourier features. Table 6 shows the common features used in brain images.

Shape: The shape features are extracted over the lobes (frontal lobe, parietal lobe, occipital lobe, temporal lobe, and limbic lobe), brain stem (medullar, pons, and midbrain) [156], diencephalon [157], cerebellum [158], ventricles (lateral ventricles, third ventricle, fourth ventricle), tracts [159], vessels (artery and vein) [160], and even the whole brain.

Moment: The image moment is a weighted average of gray intensities of image pixels [161]. Supposing that I represents the image, the raw moments M are defined as

[M.sub.i,j] = [summation over (x)] [summation over (y)] [x.sup.i][y.sup.i] I(x, y) (1)

where x and y denote the spatial coordinates. The central moments / are defined as

[[mu].sub.i,j] = [summation over (x)] [summation over (y)] [(x - [[mu].sub.x]).sup.i] [(y - [[mu].sub.y]).sup.j] I(x, y) (2)

The central moments are translation invariant [162]. Scale invariants can be obtained by

[mathematical expression not reproducible] (3)

More advanced image moments are offered. For example, Hu moments [163] are rotation invariant. Zernike moments [164] are defined over the unit circle as

[Z.sub.i,j] = i + 1/[mu] [summation over (x)] [summation over (y)] [V.sup.*.sub.i,j] (x, y) I(x, y) (4)

where [x.sup.2] + [y.sup.2] [less than or equal to] 1, 0 [less than or equal to] j [less than or equal to] i, i - 1 is even. V is called the Zernike polynomial of degree i and angular dependence j.

Wavelet: The wavelet features are based on the discrete wavelet transform (DWT) [165] and its variants. DWT of a signal s is calculated by passing through low-pass filter l and high-pass filter h as:

L = (s * l) [down arrow] 2 (5)

H = (s * h) [down arrow] 2 (6)

where L and H represent the low- and high-pass coefficients; * is the convolution operator; [down arrow] is the subsampling operator. For a brain image, the DWT can be carried out along x-axis and y-axis in sequence.

Variants of DWT were proposed. For example, the stationary wavelet transform (SWT) overcame the lack of the translation-invariance of DWT [166]. The dual-tree complex wavelet transform (DTCWT) extended the real-value to complex-value and used two decomposition trees [167]. Discrete wavelet packet transform (DWPT) decomposed detail subbands at each level to create a full decomposition tree [168]. The most disadvantage of wavelet features is how to select the optimal wavelet family and how to determine the optimal decomposition level.

Statistics: The statistical measures are based on spatial pixels. Suppose the pixels {x} as the possible values of a discrete random variable X associated with a particular probability distribution P, then we can define common statistical measures including mean, variance, standard deviation, median, skewness, and kurtosis. Table 7 shows the formula and physical meanings of those measures.

Entropy: The entropy is originally a statistical measure for thermodynamics, and now it has been extended to "Shannon entropy" in information theory [169]. In this context, it measures the unpredictability of information contents. The symbols are defined the same as those in statistics, and the Shannon entropy H is defined as

H(X) = E [-[log.sub.b](P(X))] = -[summation over (i)] P([x.sub.i]) [log.sub.b] P([x.sub.i]) (7)

here the unit of entropy is bit, nat, and hartley [170] for b = 2, e, and 10, respectively.

Scholars have proposed variants of entropy. The Renyi entropy [171] of order [alpha] is defined as

[H.sub.[alpha]](X) = 1/1 - [alpha] log ([summation over (i)] [P.sup.[alpha]] ([x.sub.i])) (8)

where [H.sub.[alpha]] represents the Renyi entropy, with [alpha] [greater than or equal to] 0 and [alpha] [not equal to] 1 [172]. The limiting value of [H.sub.[alpha]] as [alpha] [right arrow] 1 is the Shannon entropy.

Tsallis entropy is more suitable than Shannon entropy in non-extensive system and long-range interactions [173]. Tsallis entropy is defined as

[H.sub.T](X) = 1/q - 1 (1 - [summation over (i)] [p.sup.q]([x.sub.i])) (9)

where q is the entropic index. In the limit as q [right arrow] 1, the Tsallis entropy converts to Shannon entropy [174].

GLCM: Gray-level co-occurrence matrix (GLCM) is defined to be distribution of co-occurring values at a given offset over a brain image [175]. Supposing that the image is represented as I, the offset is ([DELTA]x, [DELTA]y), then the GLCM of the image is defined as

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where G is the co-occurrence matrix, and i and j are the image intensity values. The offset makes GLCM sensitive to rotation [176], hence, the offsets in practice are chosen as 0, 45, 90, and 135 degrees at the same distance to achieve rotational invariance [177].

Three famous implementation methods are offered: (i) On the basis of Matlab platform, we can use the command "graycomatrix" to create GLCM from an image and use "graycoprops" to extract four properties as: contrast, correlation, energy, and homogeneity from the GLCM [178]. (ii) In R language, the "glcm" package [148] can obtain nine features as mean, variance, homogeneity, contrast, dissimilarity, entropy, second moment, and correlation. (iii) [179] presented total fourteen statistics with the intent of describing the texture of the image.

Fourier: Fourier transform (FT) decomposes a signal into the frequencies that make it up. For brain images, discrete Fourier transform (DFT) is normally used and converts the image into a finite combination of complex sinusoids order by frequencies. Supposing that signal X is composed of N complex numbers of [[x.sub.0], [x.sub.1], ..., [x.sub.N-1]], the DFT is defined as

DFT : [X.sub.k] = [N - 1.summation over (n=0)] [x.sub.n] x exp (- 2[pi]ikn/N) (11)

The fast Fourier transform (FFT) reduces the computing complexity in DFT of O([N.sup.2]) to O(N log N) [180].

In some conditions, sines and cosines are used to replace complex numbers, yielding the discrete sine transform (DST) and discrete cosine transform (DCT) with formulations below:

DST : [X.sub.k] = [N - 1.summation over (n=0)] [x.sub.n] x sin [[pi]/N + 1(n + 1)(k + 1)] (12)

DCT : [X.sub.k] = [N - 1.summation over (n=0)] [x.sub.n] x cos [[pi]/N (n + 1/2) k] (13)

Fractional Fourier transform (FRFT) [151] introduces a new angle parameter [alpha], which represents the rotational angle in the time-frequency domain. The [alpha]-angle transformation of signal x(t) is:

[X.sub.[alpha]](u) = [[integral].sup.[infinity].sub.-[infinity]] [K.sub.a][alpha](t, u)x(t)dt (14)

where u represents the frequency and K the FRFT transformation kernel as

[K.sub.[alpha]](t, u) = [square root of (1 - i cot [alpha])] x exp (i[pi]([t.sup.2] cot [alpha] - 2ut csc [alpha] + [u.sup.2] cot [alpha])) (15)

where i is the imaginary unit. The three discrete versions of FRFT include weighted-type [181], sampling type [182], and eigendecomposition type [183].

4.3. Dimension Reduction

The feature number may be too large, so dimensionality reduction (DR) is necessary to reduce the feature number. We divide DR into two categories: feature selection and feature reduction.

Feature Selection: Feature selection is aimed to find a subset of original features. Three types of feature selection methods exist based on how the selection algorithm and the model building are combined. Figure 5 shows the three types: (i) The filter methods [184] analyze the intrinsic properties of the features, while neglecting the classifier. They first evaluate each individual feature, ignoring their interactions. Then, they rank the individual features and choose a subset. (ii) The wrapper methods [185] evaluate subsets of features and detect their potential interactions. While the number of observations is insufficient, the risk of overfitting increases. (iii) The embedded methods [186] combine the advantages of both filters and wrappers. The learning algorithms take full use of the selection algorithm, hence, their disadvantage is to determine the selection criterion and search algorithm beforehand. Table 8 lists their advantages and disadvantages.

Feature Extraction: Feature extraction transforms original features into a reduced set of features. The transformation can be either linear or nonlinear. The main linear technique is principal component analysis (PCA) [187], which maps original features to low-dimensional space in the way that the variance of transformed feature is maximized [188]. [189] is an extension of PCA, and it is capable of constructing nonlinear mappings.

Some nonlinear methods can be viewed as defining a graph-based kernel for PCA. Those methods include Laplacian eigenmap [190], Isomap [191], locally linear embedding (LLE) [192], etc. These techniques generate a low-dimensional transformed feature via a cost function and retains the local properties of original feature.

Semidefinite embedding (SDE) [193] learns the kernel using semidefinite programming instead of using fixed kernels. It first creates a neighborhood graph, where each input feature is connected with its k-nearest input features, and all k-nearest neighbors are fully connected with each other. Next, the semidefinite programming [194] aims to find an inner product matrix that maximizes the pairwise distances between any two inputs that are not connected.

Autoencoder is a feed-forward non-recurrent neural network to learn a representation for a set of features [195]. The output layer of autoencoder has the same number of nodes as in the input layer [196]. Instead of being trained to target value in the traditional neural network, autoencoder is trained to reconstruct its own input features [197]. Therefore, autoencoders can be used for dimensionality reduction.


In the classification stage, the supervised learning (SL) techniques are commonly employed. Each observation is labeled (i.e., associated with a target value), and the pair is submitted into the classifier.

5.1. Predesign

Five major points need to be predesigned before training:

(1) Dimensionality reduction: The brain scanners always acquire more redundant features than needed, which confuses the learning algorithm. We need to use the "dimensionality reduction (DR)" techniques mentioned in Section 4.3 to remove redundant features, so as to improve the classification performance.

(2) Tradeoff between bias and variance: The classification performance is related to both bias and variance [198] of the learning algorithm over several given datasets. A learning algorithm with low bias should be versatile to other datasets [199]. Hence, a good learning algorithm should balance the bias and variance automatically.

(3) Data amount and classifier complexity: If the classifier is complicated, then it is learnable from an exceptionally large dataset with low bias and high variance. In contrast, a simple classifier is learnable from a small training data with high bias and low variance. Therefore, the learning algorithm should adjust itself, taking into consideration of both the data amount and structural complexity [200].

(4) Class-imbalance problem: It is easy to obtain brain images from healthy controls, but it is quite difficult to acquire MR images from patients, particularly those disobedient patients. A medical diagnosis dataset often contains rarely positive observations and numerous negative ones [201]. This will lead to low sensitivity and high specificity. Several techniques can be used to alleviate the class imbalance problem, such as resampling [202], cost-sensitive boosting [203], cost sensitive learning [204], ensemble [205], etc.

(5) Noises in targets: The targets may be incorrect, since neuroradiologists may mislabel the brain images. This gives us a suggestion that the learning algorithm does not need to exactly match the training data [206]. Those noises in targets can be modeled as deterministic noise [207] and can be alleviated by "overfitting prevention" techniques. In practice, it is necessary to detect and remove mislabeled brain images [208].

5.2. Learning Models

The most widely used learning models and their extensions are listed in Table 9, including the decision tree (DT), extreme learning machine (ELM), k-nearest neighbors (kNN), naive Bayes classifier (NBC), support vector machine (SVM), and feed-forward neural network (FNN).

Besides, some mixture models are proposed, which combine more than two basic learning models, such as inclined local naive Bayes nearest neighbor [247], support vector machine decision tree [248], etc. Those mixture models try to take the advantages of both basic learning models, and thus they often perform better than individual learning model.

5.3. Kernel Methods

Kernel methods use kernel functions to map original input features into high- dimensional feature space [249]. The advantage is that it does not need to compute the feature explicitly in high-dimensional space, but rather computes the inner products among all pairs of data in original feature space [250]. Popular kernel functions are listed in Table 10.

5.4. Optimization

The training of a learning model is an optimization problem. Traditional gradient descent based methods may fall into local optima, hence, global optimization methods [251] are employed for classifier training as they are aimed for finding all optimal points. Figure 6 shows three main categories of global optimization methods: evolutionary algorithm (EA), Stochastic optimization (SO), and swarm intelligence (SI).

Evolutionary algorithm: EA uses mechanism inspired by biological evolution [252]. It uses reproduction, mutation, recombination, selection, and other evolution-related operators [253]. The candidates for solutions are individuals in a population and are measured by fitness function.

The population evolution occurs every iteration in the way that the candidates get closer to the global optimal point. EA includes genetic algorithm (GA) [254], differential evolution (DE) [255], genetic programming [256], evolutionary strategy, etc. The biogeography-based optimization (BBO) method [257] is a new EA method that mimics the evolution of distribution of biological species along time and space [258, 259].

Stochastic optimization: SO uses random variables with random iterates to accelerate search [260]. It can solve both stochastic optimization problems and deterministic optimization problems. The injected randomness can guarantee the search less sensitive to modeling errors and escape from local minima points [261]. The common SO methods include simulated annealing (SA) [262], quantum annealing (QA) [263], random search, etc.

Swarm intelligence: SI investigates the collective behavior of decentralized and self-organized systems [264]. Narrowly speaking, SI refers to a series of optimization algorithms that mimics the nature SI systems: bacterial growth, fish schooling, ant colony, bird flocking, and animal herding. The two famous SI algorithms are ant colony optimization (ACO) [265] and particle swarm optimization (PSO) [266]. Other popular SI algorithms include artificial bee colony (ABC) [267], firefly algorithm (FA) [268], and glowworm swarm optimization.


6.1. Benchmark

Commonly used datasets can be downloaded from the homepage of "the whole brain atlas" from Harvard Medical School. No more than five slices are selected from each subject (pathological or healthy). The slices selected from patients should cover the lesions by confirmation of three radiologists with over ten years of experiences. The slices from healthy subjects are selected at random from the same range of patient slices.

Three benchmark datasets (DI, DII, and DIII) are generated based on collection of above images. The former two datasets (DI& DII) contain seven types of diseases. DI consists of 66 images, and DII consists of 160 images. The largest dataset DIII contains 11 types of diseases and 255 images. Note that the images in the Harvard Medical School website are mainly for didactic use, and it only collects those patients with prominent abnormal features from healthy brains. Hence, the performance over the datasets only reflects the algorithm performance in ideal conditions and cannot reflect the algorithm performance in real-world scenario where the scanned images are usually of poor quality.

6.2. Statistical Analysis

K-fold stratified cross validation (SCV) is commonly used. Compared to standard cross validation, the stratification rearranges the data so that each fold is a full representative of the whole dataset. Usually, three benchmark datasets are divided in the way of Table 11. To further reduce the randomness, we tend to run the K-fold SCV more than once. Traditionally, the K-fold SCV ran five times. In recent years, a ten-time repetition can give more accurate results than a five-time repetition.

6.3. Quantitative Comparison

We compare 44 state-of-the-art PBD systems in this survey and present the results in Table 12. The first column lists the author and year. The second column lists the names of employed features. The third column lists the dimension reduction (DR) technique. The four column lists the number of features submitted to classifier. The fifth column lists the classifier model. The sixth column presents the optimization method. The seventh column presents the run times. The final three columns show the accuracy over three benchmark datasets. To save the space, the names of all algorithms are abbreviated, and the full meanings can be found in Table A1.

From Table 12, we can observe that all 44 approaches follow the scheme described in this survey. Besides, the DI dataset is too small, so that nearly all algorithms achieve exact detection. The DII dataset contains 160 brain images of 7 diseases, and several algorithms achieve perfect classification. The largest DIII dataset contains 255 brain images with 11 diseases, and no algorithm can detect the pathological brains perfectly. The best algorithms for DIII till now are FRFT + WTT + TSVM [282] and DTCWT + VE + TSVM [285] with a detection accuracy of 99.57%.

6.4. Future Researches

In the hospitals, we have a small number of labeled brain images and a large number of unlabeled brain images. When creating the PBD systems, we usually discard the unlabeled brain images and merely make use of the labeled brain images. Nevertheless, scholars have found unlabeled data used with labeled data can produce significant improvement [288]. The semi-supervised learning (SSL) is a mixture of unsupervised learning and supervised learning [289]. It can make full use of both labeled data and unlabeled data [290]. Therefore, the SSL technique may be practical in PBD situations.

In another situation, we may have some successful detection systems (such as an AD detection system) before developing a PBD system. Can the AD detection system help us generate the PBD system? This can be answered by the "transfer learning" technique [291, 292], which is based on the idea that it would be easier to learn to speak Japanese having already learned to speak Chinese. Transfer learning can apply the knowledge gained while developing the AD detection system, to the related problem of generating a PBD system.

The AI techniques in MR images can also be applied to computed tomography (CT) [293, 294], positron emission tomography (PET), single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT), confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) [295], etc. Besides, advanced optimization may augment the classification performance. We will test the adaptive chaotic PSO [296], water drop algorithm [297], bacterial chemotaxis optimization (BCO) [298], grey wolf optimization [299], social spider optimization [300], etc.

In all, this survey gives the latest AI techniques in PBD systems and offers a quantitative comparison. We expect that the readers are awakened with intense interest in this field.

Table A1. Acronym list.

Acronym    Definition
3D         three dimensional

ABC        artificial bee colony
ABC-SPSO   ABC with Standard PSO
ACO        ant colony optimization
AD         Alzheimer's disease
ADBRF      AdaBoost with random forest
AI         artificial intelligence
AIDS       acquired immune deficiency syndrome
ARCBBO     adaptive real-coded BBO
BBB        blood-brain barrier
BBO        biogeography-based optimization
BCO        bacterial chemotaxis optimization
BDB        Bayesian detection boundary
BET        brain extraction tool
BF         bilateral filter
BOLD       blood oxygen level dependent
BPSO-MT    binary PSO with mutation and TVAC
CAD        computer-aided diagnosis
CBF        cerebral blood flow
CLSM       confocal laser scanning microscopy
CNN        convolutional neural network
CSI        chemical shift imaging
CT         computed tomography (CT)
DCT        discrete cosine transform
DE         differential evolution
DFT        discrete Fourier transform
DP         dynamic pruning
DR         dimensionality reduction
DST        discrete sine transform
DT         decision tree
DTCWT      dual-tree complex wavelet transform
DTI        diffusion tensor imaging
DWPT       discrete wavelet packet transform
DWT        discrete wavelet transform
DWTE       discrete wavelet Tsallis entropy
EA         evolutionary algorithm
ELM        extreme learning machine
FA         firefly algorithm
FFT        fast Fourier transform
FLIRT      FMRIB's linear image registration tool
fMRI       functional MRI
FNIRT      FMRIB's nonlinear image registration tool
FNN        feed-forward neural network
FRFE       fractional Fourier entropy
FRFT       fractional Fourier transform
FSL        FMRIB software library
FSVM       fuzzy SVM
FT         Fourier transform
GA         genetic algorithm
GEPSVM     generalized eigenvalue proximal SVM
GLCM       gray-level co-occurrence matrix
GSO        glowworm swarm optimization
HBP        Hybridization of BBO and PSO
HIV        human immunodeficiency virus
HMI        Hu moment invariant
HPA        hybridization of PSO and ABC
HPOL       homogeneous polynomial
IABAP      Integrated algorithm based on ABC and PSO
ID         identification
IPOL       inhomogeneous polynomial
KC         Kappa coefficient
kNN        k-nearest neighbors
LCDG       linear combination of discrete Gaussians
LLE        locally linear embedding
LS         least square
LWT        Legendre wavelet transform
MGRF       Markov-Gibbs random field
MLP        multi-layer Perceptron
MNI        Montreal neurological institute
MR         magnetic resonance
MRI        magnetic resonance imaging
MRSI       magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging
NBC        naive Bayes classifier
NLM        non-local means
PBD        pathological brain detection
PCA        principal component analysis
PET        positron emission tomography
PNN        probabilistic neural network
PPCA       Probabilistic PCA
ppm        parts per million
PR         pattern recognition
PSO        particle swarm optimization
QA         quantum annealing
RBF        radial basis function
ROI        region of interest
RST        rough set theory
RT         Ripplet transform
SA         simulated annealing
SAH        subarachnoid hemorrhage
SCG        scaled conjugate gradient
scv        stratified cross validation
SDE        semidefinite embedding
SI         swarm intelligence
SL         supervised learning
SNR        signal-to-noise ratio
SO         stochastic optimization
SOM        self-organizing map
SPAIR      spectrally adiabatic inversion recovery
SPECT      single-photon emission computerized tomography
SSL        semi-supervised learning
STIR       short T1 inversion recovery
SVM        support vector machine
SVS        single voxel spectroscopy
SWE        stationary wavelet entropy
SWP        spider web plot
SWT        stationary wavelet transform
TE         echo time
TIA        transient ischemic attack
TLE        temporal lobe epilepsy
TR         repetition time
TSVM       twin SVM
TVAC       time-varying acceleration coefficient
VE         variance and entropy
WE         wavelet entropy
WPSE       wavelet packet Shannon entropy
WPTE       wavelet packet Tsallis entropy
WTT        Welch's t-test

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that there is no conflict of interests regarding the publication of this paper. ACKNOWLEDGMENT

This survey was supported by NSFC (61503188), Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province (BK20150983), Nanjing Normal University Research Foundation for Talented Scholars (2013119XGQ0061), Open Project Program of the State Key Lab of CAD&CG (A1616), Open Fund of Key laboratory of symbolic computation and knowledge engineering of ministry of education (93K172016K17), and Open Fund of Key Laboratory of Statistical information technology and data mining (SDL201608).


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Shuihua Wang (1, 2, 3, #), Yin Zhang (4, #), Tianmin Zhan (5, #), Preetha Phillips (6), Yudong Zhang (1, 2, *), Ge Liu (7), Siyuan Lu (1, 8), and Xueyan Wu (1, 9)

Received 8 July 2016, Accepted 16 August 2016, Scheduled 23 August 2016

* Corresponding author: Yudong Zhang ( # Those authors contribute equally to this paper.

(1) School of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210023, China. (2) School of Electronic Science and Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210046, China. (3) Department of Electrical Engineering, The City College of New York, CUNY, New York, NY 10031, USA. (4) School of Information and Safety Engineering, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan, Hubei 430073, China. (5) School of Computer Science & Communications Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu 212013, China. (6) School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV 25443, USA. (7) Department of Computer Science, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN 37209, USA. (8) State Key Lab of CAD & CG, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310027, China. (9) Key Laboratory of Statistical Information Technology and Data Mining, State Statistics Bureau, Chengdu, Sichuan 610225, China.

Caption: Figure 1. Block diagram of developing a PBD.

Caption: Figure 2. Publications versus year.

Caption: Figure 3. Illustration of typical brain diseases in MRI view. (a) Healthy brain. (b) Glioma. (c) Meningioma. (d) Metastatic adenocarcinoma. (e) Metastatic Bronchogenic Carcinoma. (f) Sarcoma. (g) Alzheimer's disease. (h) Cerebral calcinosis. (i) Huntington's disease. (j) Motor Neuron disease. (k) Pick's disease. (l) Arteriovenous malformation. (m) Cavernous angioma. (n) Cerebral hemorrhage. (o) Chronic subdural hematoma. (p) Hypertensive encephalopathy. (q) Multiple embolic infarctions. (r) Vascular dementia. (s) Acute stroke. (t) Subacute stroke. (u) AIDS dementia. (v) Cerebral Toxoplasmosis. (w) Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. (x) Herpes Encephalitis. (y) Lyme encephalopathy. (z) Multiple sclerosis.

Caption: Figure 4. Illustration of MRI scans. (a) Coronal. (b) Axial. (c) Sagittal. (d) fMRI. (e) DTI. (f) Metabolic peaks at one voxel in MRSI.

Caption: Figure 5. Three types of feature selection. (a) Filter. (b) Wrapper. (c) Embedded.

Caption: Figure 6. Global optimization algorithms.
Table 1. Four categories of brain diseases.

Category            Common diseases

Neoplastic          glioma, metastatic bronchogenic carcinoma,
disease             meningioma, sarcoma, astrocytoma,
                    oligodendroglioma, metastatic adenocarcinoma,

Neurodegeneration   Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease,
                    Huntington's disease, motor neuron disease
                    (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), Pick's disease,
                    cerebral calcinosis, Batten disease, prion
                    disease, spinocerebellar ataxia, Friedreich's

Cerebrovascular     cerebral hemorrhage, acute stroke, hypertensive
disease             encephalopathy, multiple embolic infarction,
                    subacute stroke, vascular dementia, chronic
                    subdural hematoma, cavernous angioma, subarachnoid
                    hemorrhage, fatal stroke, transient ischemic

Inflammation        encephalitis, cerebral Toxoplasmosis, multiple
                    sclerosis, abscess, Lyme encephalopathy, AIDS
                    dementia, Herpes encephalitis, Creutzfeldt-Jakob
                    disease, meningitis, vasculitis

Table 2. Four grades of brain tumors.

            Grow speed        Look under a microscope

Grade I     slow              almost normal
Grade II    relatively slow   slightly abnormal
Grade III   relatively fast   abnormal
Grade IV    fast              very abnormal

Table 3. Comparison of fat suppression techniques.

Technique      Advantage                   Disadvantage

STIR           Insensitive to              Increased minimal TR
               [B.sub.0] inhomogeneity     and total measurement
                                           time; Tissue
                                           contrast affected

Dixon          Insensitive to              Minimal TR increased
               [B.sub.0] and [B.sub.1]

Water          Insensitive to [B.sub.1]    Increased min TE, TR and
selective      inhomogeneity               total measurement time

spectral fat   Shorter TR;                 Sensitive to [B.sub.0]
saturation     Tissue contrast preserved   and [B.sub.1]

SPAIR          Insensitive to [B.sub.1]    Increased minimal TR
               Tissue contrast preserved

([B.sub.0] = A constant and homogeneous magnetic field to polarize
spins; [B.sub.1] = An RF magnetic field perpendicular to [B.sub.0]; TE
= echo time; TR = repetition time)

Table 4. Metabolites with unique characteristics in MRSI.

Metabolite     Position                Indications

N-acetyl       Major peak              Its decrease suggests loss or
Aspartate      at 2.02 ppm             damage to neuronal tissue

choline        Major peak              Its increase suggests an
               at 3.2 ppm              in membrane breakdown or
                                       cell production

creatine       Major peak              Its decrease may suggest
                                         tissue  death or major
                                         cell death.
               at 3.0 ppm              Its increase could be from
                                         cranialcerebral trauma.

lipid          Major aliphatic peaks   Its increase suggests
               in 0.9-1.5 ppm          necrosis.

lactate        A doublet               Its presence suggests
               at 1.33 ppm             glycolysis in an oxygen
                                       deficient environment, which
                                       may arise from ischemia,
                                       hypoxia, mitochondrial
                                       disorders, and tumors.

myo-inositol   Major peak              Its increase suggests AD,
               at 3.56 ppm             dementia, and HIV.

Glutamate &    Resonance peaks         Its increase may suggest
Glutamine      in 2.2-2.4 ppm          hyperammonemia or hepatic

Table 5. Five intensity normalization methods.

Method            Equation

Intensity         g(x, y) = f(x, y) -[f.sub.hl]-[f.sub.hh] -
scaling           [f.sub.hl]

Histogram         g(x, y) = f(x, y) -[f.sub.min]-[f.sub.max] -
stretching        [f.sub.min]

Histogram         g(x, y) = C(f(x, y)) x ([f.sub.max] -[f.sub.min]) +
equalization      [f.sub.min]

Histogram         g(x, y) = [f.sub.hh] -[f.sub.hl]-[f.sub.max] -
normalization     [f.sub.min] x (f(x, y) -[f.sub.min] + [f.sub.hl]

Gaussian kernel   g(x, y) = f(x, y) - [m.sub.f]/[[sigma].sub.f]

(f represents the original image, g the intensity normalized image,
[f.sub.hh] the mean value of homogeneous high intensity ROI,
[f.sub.hl] the mean value of homogeneous low intensity ROI,
[f.sub.min] the minimum grayscale value, [f.sub.max] the maximum
grayscale value, C the normalized cumulative histogram, [m.sub.f] the
mean of original image, and [[sigma].sub.f] the stand deviation of
original image)

Table 6 shows the common features used in brain images.

Type         Variants

Shape        perimeter [114], area [115], eccentricity [116], distance
             [117], diameter [118], orientation [119], length [120],
             thickness [121],

Moment       central moment [122], Hu moment [123], Zernike moment
             [124], pseudo Zernike moment [125], statistical moment

Wavelet      discrete wavelet transform [127], stationary wavelet
             transform [128], Legendre wavelet transform (LWT, also
             called spherical wavelet transform) [129], discrete
             wavelet packet transform [130], Gabor wavelet transform
             [131]; dual-tree complex wavelet transform [132],
             wavelet-space correlation [133],

Statistics   mean [134], variance [135], skewness [136], kurtosis
Entropy      [137], uniformity [138], Shannon entropy [139], wavelet
             entropy [140], Tsallis entropy [141], Renyi entropy
             [142], multiscale entropy [143], permutation entropy
             [144], mutual information [145], relative wavelet entropy

GLCM         Matlab generated features (contrast, correlation, energy,
             homogeneity) [147], R generated features (mean, variance,
             homogeneity, contrast, dissimilarity, entropy, second
             moment, correlation) [148], Haralick features (angular
             second moment, contrast, correlation, sum of squared
             variances, inverse difference moment, sum average, sum
             variance, sum entropy, entropy, difference variance,
             difference entropy, Information measures of correlation 1
             & 2, and maximal correlation coefficient) [149],

Fourier      Fourier transform [150], fractional Fourier transform
             [151], Taylor-Fourier transform [152], fast Fourier
             transform [153], non-uniform fast Fourier transform
             [152], sine transform [154], cosine transform [155],

Table 7. Statistical measures.

Measure     Formula                           Meaning

mean        [mu] = E(x)                       expectation of
                                              central tendency

variance    V = E[{(x - [mu]).sup.2]]         expectation of squared
                                              deviation from the mean

standard    [sigma] = [squareroot of          variation of the dataset
deviation   (E[[(x - [mu]).sup.2])]

median      m : P(x [less than or equal       The value separating the
            to m) = P(x [greater than or      higher half from the
            equal to] m) = 1/2                lower half

skewness    E[(x - [mu]/[sigma]).sup.3]       asymmetry of probability
                                              function from the mean

kurtosis    [{E[[(x -[mu]).sup.4]]-           tailedness of the
            {E[[(x - [mu]).sup.2]]}.sup.2]    probability function

(E represents the expected value operator)

Table 8. Comparison of feature selection methods.

Type       Advantages               Disadvantages

Filter     fast execution; robust   may select redundant
           to overfitting           variables

Wrapper    high accuracy            slow execution; overfitting

Embedded   combination of filters   know preliminary the
           and wrappers             selection procedure

Table 9. Six learning models.

Basic   Extension

DT      ID3 [209], C4.5 [210], See5 [211], incremental DT [212],
        alternating DT [213], neuro-fuzzy DT [214],

ELM     constrained ELM [215], optimized pruning ELM [216], state
        preserving ELM [217], weighted ELM [218], robust ELM [219],
        online sequential ELM [220], cluster regularized ELM [221],
        kernel ELM [222],

FNN     local coupled FNN [223], partially connected FNN [224],
        wavelet FNN [225], hybrid double FNN [226], time-lagged FNN
        [227], weight initialization FNN [228],

kNN     Evidential editing kNN [229], coupled kNN [230], integrated
        kNN [231], adaptive kNN [232], kNN++ [233], pairwise kNN

NBC     Augmented semi NBC [235], hierarchical spatio-temporal NBC
        [236], weighted NBC [237], tree-augmented NBC [238],

SVM     kernel SVM [239], support vector clustering [240],
        transductive SVM [241], least-square SVM [242], proximal SVM
        [243], twin SVM [244], generalized eigenvalue proximal SVM
        [245], fuzzy SVM [246],

Table 10. Five popular kernel functions.

Name                Function                   Parameter

Linear              K(x, y) = [x.sup.T]y

Homogeneous         K(x, y) = [([x.sup.T]y)    d > 0
Polynomial (HPOL)   .sup.d]

Inhomogeneous       K(x, y) = [([x.sup.T]y     c [greater than or
Polynomial (IPOL)   + c).sup.d]                equal to] 0, d > 0

Radial basis        K(x, y) = exp(-[gamma]     [gamma]
function (RBF)      [[parallel]x -

Sigmoid             K(x, y) = tanh             c, d
                    (c[x.sup.T]y + d)

Table 11. SCV setting.

Dataset   K   Training   Validation      Total

              H     P      H     P      H     P

DI        6   15   40      3     8      18   48
DII       5   16   112     4     28     20   140
DIII      5   28   176     7     44     35   220

(K represents the number of fold, H = Healthy, P = Pathological)

Table 12. Comparison of state-of-the-art PBD systems.

Approach   Feature     DR    F.N.    Classifier    Opt. Met.   R.N.

[269]        DWT             4761       SOM                     5
             DWT             4761       SVM                     5
             DWT             4761    SVM + IPOL                 5
             DWT             4761    SVM + RBF                  5

[270]        DWT      PCA     7         FNN                     5
             DWT      PCA     7         kNN                     5

[271]        DWT      PCA     19        FNN           SCG       5

[272]        DWT      PCA     19        SVM                     5
             DWT      PCA     19     SVM + RBF                  5

[273]         WE      SWP     3         PNN                     5

[274]         RT      PCA     9        LS-SVM                   5

[275]        DWTE             16       GEPSVM                   10
             DWTE             16    GEPSVM + RBF                10

[276]         WE              7         NBC                     10

[277]        SWT      PCA     7         FNN          IABAP      10
             SWT      PCA     7         FNN        ABC-SPSO     10
             SWT      PCA     7         FNN           HPA       10

[278]         WE              6         FNN           HBP       10

[279]      WE + HMI           14       GEPSVM                   10
           WE + HMI           14    GEPSVM + RBF                10

[280]        SWT      PCA     7        GEPSVM                   10
             SWT      PCA     7     GEPSVM + RBF                10

[281]        WPSE             16        SVM                     10
             WPTE             16        SVM                     10
             WPSE             16        FSVM                    10
             WPTE             16        FSVM                    10

[282]        FRFE     WTT     12        NBC                     10
             FRFE     WTT     12        SVM                     10
             FRFE     WTT     12       GEPSVM                   10
             FRFE     WTT     12        TSVM                    10

[165]        DWT      PPCA    13       ADBRF                    5
             DWT      PPCA    13       ADBRF                    5

[283]        SWE              6         FNN           HBP       10

[284]        SWT      PCA     7      SVM + HPOL                 10
             SWT      PCA     7      SVM + IPOL                 10
             SWT      PCA     7      SVM + RBF                  10

[285]       DTCWT      VE     12        SVM                     10
            DTCWT      VE     12       GEPSVM                   10
            DTCWT      VE     12        TSVM                    10

[286]         WE              2         PNN         BPSO-MT     10

[287]        FRFE             12        MLP         ARCBBO      10
             FRFE             12       DP-MLP       ARCBBO      10
             FRFE             12      BDB-MLP       ARCBBO      10
             FRFE             12       KC-MLP       ARCBBO      10

Approach   Feature      DI      DII     DIII

[269]        DWT      94.00    93.17    91.65
             DWT      96.15    95.38    94.05
             DWT      98.00    97.15    96.37
             DWT      98.00    97.33    96.18

[270]        DWT      97.00    96.98    95.29
             DWT      98.00    97.54    96.79

[271]        DWT      100.00   99.27    98.82

[272]        DWT      96.01    95.00    94.29
             DWT      100.00   99.38    98.82

[273]         WE      100.00   99.88    98.90

[274]         RT      100.00   100.00   99.39

[275]        DWTE     100.00   100.00   99.33
             DWTE     100.00   100.00   99.53

[276]         WE      92.58    91.87    90.51

[277]        SWT      100.00   99.44    99.18
             SWT      100.00   99.75    99.02
             SWT      100.00   100.00   99.45

[278]         WE      100.00   100.00   99.49

[279]      WE + HMI   100.00   99.56    98.63
           WE + HMI   100.00   100.00   99.45

[280]        SWT      100.00   99.62    99.02
             SWT      100.00   100.00   99.41

[281]        WPSE     98.64    97.12    97.02
             WPTE     99.09    98.94    98.39
             WPSE     99.85    99.69    98.94
             WPTE     100.00   100.00   99.49

[282]        FRFE     97.12    95.94    95.69
             FRFE     100.00   99.69    98.98
             FRFE     100.00   100.00   99.18
             FRFE     100.00   100.00   99.57

[165]        DWT      100.00   99.30    98.44
             DWT      100.00   100.00   99.53

[283]        SWE      100.00   100.00   99.53

[284]        SWT      100.00   99.56    98.51
             SWT      100.00   99.69    98.55
             SWT      100.00   99.69    99.06

[285]       DTCWT     100.00   99.69    98.43
            DTCWT     100.00   99.75    99.25
            DTCWT     100.00   100.00   99.57

[286]         WE      100.00   100.00   99.53

[287]        FRFE     99.85    98.38    97.02
             FRFE     100.00   99.19    98.24
             FRFE     100.00   99.31    98.12
             FRFE     100.00   99.75    99.53

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