New MRI Brain Scan Method Predicts Up to 95% of Alzheimer’s Disease

A small study, conducted by the researchers from Washington University School of Medicine, suggests that a new MRI brain scan can be more efficient in determining the patient’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease than common clinical tests, long before the disease setup.MRI brain scan

The study involved 61 participants who were examined with the help of the new method. The new MRI technique has been conducted using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to assess the state of the brain white matter. The technique was found to be 89–95% accurate.

Study leading author Dr. Cyrus Raji, an assistant professor of radiology at the school's Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, explains: “With DTI you look at the movement of water molecules along white matter tracts, the telephone cables of the brain. When these tracts are not well connected, cognitive problems can result.”

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Cart Preview

Electrostimulation May Boost Working Memory in Senior People

Electrostimulation May Boost Working Memory in Senior People

A new study from Boston University, US, demonstrates that electrostimulation may improve the working memory in people in their 70s. In the course of the study, the researchers asked a group of people in their 20s and a group in their 60s and 70s to complete a bunch of...

[WpProQuiz 1]

Featured Products

Kangoo Jumps Training: 5 Beginner Exercises

In childhood, many of us dreamed of learning to jump high. Now, after years, it became easier - Kangoo Jumps has appeared. This is one of the relatively new, but quickly gaining popularity types of fitness training. There are several advantages of jumpers. ...

read more
All original content on these pages is fingerprinted and certified by Digiprove