Why Using the Alpha-stable Distribution in Neuroimage?

Diego Salas-Gonzalez, Juan M. Górriz, Javier Ramírez, Elmar W. Lang


The main goal and overall objective of this contribution is to attract the attention of the potentialities and wide range of applications of the a-stable distribution in biomedical applications, specifically in neuroimaging. The a-stable density is a heavy-tailed, non-symmetric distribution with similar desirable properties to the Gaussian. Indeed, the Gaussian distribution is a particular case of the a-stable family. The Gaussian distribution is used ubiquitously in brain image processing. For this reason, we believe that the a-stable density can be potentially used as an alternative to the Gaussian distribution in several biomedical applications regarding brain imaging. Some of the proposed applications of the alpha-stable distribution considered in this work are the development of brain image processing approaches with applications to intensity normalization of SPECT images, MRI segmentation and feature extraction for the diagnosis of Parkinsonian’s syndrome.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Salas-Gonzalez D., Górriz J., Ramírez J. and Lang E. (2014). Why Using the Alpha-stable Distribution in Neuroimage? . In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications - Volume 1: SIGMAP, (ICETE 2014) ISBN 978-989-758-046-8, pages 297-301. DOI: 10.5220/0005091102970301

in Bibtex Style

author={Diego Salas-Gonzalez and Juan M. Górriz and Javier Ramírez and Elmar W. Lang},
title={Why Using the Alpha-stable Distribution in Neuroimage?},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications - Volume 1: SIGMAP, (ICETE 2014)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications - Volume 1: SIGMAP, (ICETE 2014)
TI - Why Using the Alpha-stable Distribution in Neuroimage?
SN - 978-989-758-046-8
AU - Salas-Gonzalez D.
AU - Górriz J.
AU - Ramírez J.
AU - Lang E.
PY - 2014
SP - 297
EP - 301
DO - 10.5220/0005091102970301