New brain scan diagnoses autism in 15 minutes

8 years ago
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The UK developed this scan which can tell if an adult has autism with over 90% accuracy.

It only takes 15 minutes and they're hoping to develop it for children too.

The test uses an MRI scanner and 3D imaging to look at the structure, shape and thickness of the brain's grey matter. There are certain measurement markers of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Right now ASD patients go through a diagnosis process that is expensive, time consuming and emotional.

This test could change that. Here's a summary of the research:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/197424.php

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