representation learning

In medical applications, machine learning often grapples with limited training data. Classical self-supervised deep learning techniques have been helpful in this domain, but these algorithms have yet to achieve the required accuracy for medical use. Recently quantum algorithms show promise in handling complex patterns with small datasets. To address this challenge, this study presents a novel solution that combines self-supervised learning with Variational Quantum Classifiers (VQC) and utilizes Principal Component Analysis (PCA) as the dimensionality reduction technique.


The Open Big Healthy Brains (OpenBHB) dataset is a large (N>5000) multi-site 3D brain MRI dataset gathering 10 public datasets (IXI, ABIDE 1, ABIDE 2, CoRR, GSP, Localizer, MPI-Leipzig, NAR, NPC, RBP) of T1 images acquired across 93 different centers, spread worldwide (North America, Europe and China). Only healthy controls have been included in OpenBHB with age ranging from 6 to 88 years old, balanced between males and females.