August 24, 2010

Brain scans to identify autism

Major brain structures implicated in autism.Image via Wikipedia
“Autism can be detected by a 15-minute brain scan,” the Daily Express has reported. The news is based on a study that investigated whether anatomical differences in the brain can be used to identify people with autism. It found that a brain scan and computer algorithm using five different measurements of brain shape and structure was up to 85% accurate in identifying the autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) in adults. These measurements could be used as a “biomarker” for autistic spectrum disorders, the researchers say."

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