Alzheimer's

Artificial intelligence detects Alzheimer's ten years earlier than a doctor

Artificial intelligence surpasses doctors in making future diagnoses. Computers can recognize Alzheimer's symptoms much earlier than doctors. Now the method must also be used for other nervous diseases.

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Artificial intelligence from Italy can see with 86% accuracy which brains are healthy and which ones are at risk of developing Alzheimer's.

And based on MRI scans, this computer can recognize the early signs of Alzheimer's with 84% certainty.

To be precise, artificial intelligence looks at strange links between the brain centers.

Uses cheap scans

The algorithm in the computer recognizes the signs of Alzheimer's long before the disease causes clear symptoms such as impaired memory, speech problems and poor orientation.

This artificial intelligence can even detect the signs ten years earlier than doctors.

But the biggest advantage is that he bases his analyzes on brain scans.

Metode can be expanded

At present, doctors predict the risk of Alzheimer's disease by analyzing spinal fluid, or based on brain scans they make by injecting chemicals into the brain.

These are very radical and expensive methods.

One of the scientists behind the project, Marianna La Rocca from the University of Bari in Italy, tells New Scientist that she and her team now want to expand the method.

She hopes that the method also helps to recognize other nerve disorders early, such as Parkinson's disease, which causes uncontrolled vibrations in the arms and legs of patients.

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