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MRI Brain Scan Technology, A New Diagnostic Method To Predict Autism At Age of Two

First Posted: Feb 16, 2017 10:20 PM EST
Brain scan could diagnose autism in 15 minutes

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A new study finds that autism in babies might be possible to detect in an earlier diagnosis than ever before. Researchers at the University of North Carolina could predict by utilizing magnetic-resonance-imaging scans with an 80 percent accuracy rate, which babies who had an older sibling with autism would be later determined to have the disorder.

CNN reported that this new diagnostic method requires MRI brain scan to search for the components of autism, a developmental incapacity with behavioral side effects that typically become distinct between ages two and four. The new study is experimental, and more research is required before MRI scans could be utilized as a clinical test for autism.

The common symptoms of autism incorporate with communication difficulty and repetitive behaviors. In the United States, around one in 68 kids has been determined with autism spectrum disorder, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. However, for babies who have an autistic sibling, the danger of building up the disorder might be as high as one in five.

According to NBC News, Dr. Kelly Botteron, an educator of psychiatry and radiology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis said, the findings possibly may likewise uncover the basic reason of autism at the cellular level. Meanwhile, Heather Cody Hazlett, a psychologist at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities and her colleagues found an excess growth cortical surface range in infants later diagnoses with autism, compared with the usual developing infants.

The team built up a calculation that predicted, in light of all the cerebrum measurements, around 80 percent of the 15 high-risk babies who might later meet the criteria for autism at 24 months. The risk factors for autism are not entirely known, however research shows that the cause incorporate with a combination of hereditary mutations and ecological components.

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