AI could predict Alzheimer’s disease six years prior to diagnosis

January 3, 2019

The algorithm was able to detect the condition about six years before it was clinically diagnosed.

Given that drugs are available that can help stem Alzheimer’s progression if it is caught early on, the development has the potential to help doctors intervene before the condition becomes irreversible.

As recently reported in the journal Radiology, Dr. Jae Ho Sohn and colleagues used the new approach to try to predict whether a patient would develop Alzheimer’s after they first exhibited signs of impaired memory – the optimal time to intervene.

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