- 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
Fact checked by Patricia Weiser, PharmD
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