Artificial Life and Robotics

, Volume 23, Issue 2, pp 161–172 | Cite as

Deep feedback GMDH-type neural network and its application to medical image analysis of MRI brain images

  • Shoichiro Takao
  • Sayaka Kondo
  • Junji Ueno
  • Tadashi Kondo
Original Article


The deep feedback group method of data handling (GMDH)-type neural network is applied to the medical image analysis of MRI brain images. In this algorithm, the complexity of the neural network is increased gradually using the feedback loop calculations. The deep neural network architecture is automatically organized so as to fit the complexity of the medical images using the prediction error criterion defined as Akaike’s information criterion (AIC) or prediction sum of squares (PSS). The recognition results show that the deep feedback GMDH-type neural network algorithm is useful for the medical image analysis of MRI brain images, because the optimum neural network architectures fitting the complexity of the medical images are automatically organized so as to minimize the prediction error criterion defined as AIC or PSS.


Deep neural network GMDH Medical image recognition Evolutionary computation Machine learning 



This work was supported by (JSPS) KAKENHI 26420421.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shoichiro Takao
    • 1
  • Sayaka Kondo
    • 2
  • Junji Ueno
    • 1
  • Tadashi Kondo
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of Health SciencesTokushima UniversityTokushimaJapan
  2. 2.Tokushima Medical Informatics LaboratoryTokushimaJapan

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