Section: Application Domains
Supporting clinical decisions
We aim to design computational tools to support clinical decisions, including diagnosis, prognosis and the design of clinical trials. The differential diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases can be difficult. Our tools have the potential to help clinicians by providing automated classification that can integrate multiple types of data (clinical/cognitive tests, imaging, biomarkers). Predicting the evolution of disease in individual patients is even more difficult. We aim to develop approaches that can predict which alterations and symptoms will occur and when. Finally, new approaches are needed to select participants in clinical trials. Indeed, it is widely recognized that, to have a chance to be successful, treatments should be administered at a very early stage.