Early Alzheimer’s diagnosis possible in a single MRI scan using new algorithm

  • Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting around 70% of people with dementia, but Alzheimer’s disease can be challenging to diagnose.
  • Doctors currently use multiple cognitive tests and scans to diagnose Alzheimer’s, which can take a long time.
  • Researchers have developed an algorithm to be used with a single brain MRI scan to rapidly detect early signs of Alzheimer’s.
  • In their trial, the system detected 98% of cases of Alzheimer’s disease.
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Written by Katharine Lang on June 23, 2022

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