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Testing A New Technique For Diagnosing "Dementia" in One Day To Prevent The Development of The Disease

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Testing A New Technique For Diagnosing "Dementia" in One Day To Prevent The Development of The Disease
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Scientists have tested a new artificial intelligence technology believed to be able to diagnose dementia in one day, which will be able to predict whether the condition of a person with dementia will remain stable for many years, deteriorate slowly or if it requires immediate treatment .


Scientists collected the medical records of thousands of dementia patients and scan images of their brains, and they included this data in their technology .


This process takes one day, while at present, it may take several examinations and tests to diagnose dementia, according to the BBC .


Scientists conducted small-scale tests of the new technology and found that it was able to diagnose dementia years before symptoms appear, even with no visible signs of damage on a brain scan .


The technology is expected to be widely tested at Addenbrooke's Hospital and dementia clinics across Britain .


"If we intervene early, dementia patients can start receiving treatment earlier, which slows down the progression of the disease," said Professor Zoe Kurzi, a professor at the University of Cambridge and responsible for the National Center for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science at the Alan Turing Institute, who is involved in developing the technology. At the same time, the person avoids further harm."

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