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Autism Brain Scan

By Newsanchormom

Autism Brain Scan
We've been talking about it for year-a brain scan that detects autism. Now it may become reality.
FROM NBC: Researchers have found a way to spot the signs of autism using MRI scans.
The new study out of Stanford University looked at MRI data from twenty-four autistic children, and compared it to that of typically developing children. Researchers found the gray matter in an area of the brain that handles social communication was different in the brains of autistic children. They hope to use this information to confirm a diagnosis of autism, or predict whether children at high-risk for the disorder will develop autism themselves. The researchers were able to diagnose autism using MRI scans with 92% accuracy. Children with the most severe forms of autism had the biggest brain differences.

-NewsAnchorMom Jen

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