According to the British newspaper “Daily Mail”, the test is currently in pre-clinical stage and if it is officially launched, it will be a significant step in the diagnosis.
Alzheimer’s disease, the most common type of dementia, is a progressive neurological disorder that results in brain degeneration and damage to its cells.
Alzheimer’s disease leads to a significant decrease in thinking ability, as well as a decline in behavior and social skills, which affects a person’s ability to function independently.
This AI-based system can diagnose the disease many years before the first symptoms start.
This experiment relies on making accurate comparisons between the brain image of the person who wants to confirm his or her health and the brain image of thousands of dementia patients diagnosed with the disease.
Even if the human brain is not damaged until tested, this medical system can warn of dementia.
Medicine currently requires many tests to diagnose dementia, and when it is confirmed, it is too late.
Researchers at the Touring Institute in Cambridge explain that dementia cannot be controlled with medication if it is not treated early.
The scientific team says that diagnosing dementia several years before symptoms appear will allow doctors to delay the onset of the disorder.
To confirm the effectiveness of this test, a trial involving 500 people suspected of having dementia or fearing developing Alzheimer’s disease is expected to begin.
The tests are expected to be performed at Adenrox Hospital and other hospitals in the United Kingdom in the hope that it will bring good news for those who fear dementia or suffer from its symptoms.
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