AI Could Predict Alzheimer's Disease Two Years in Advance
An artificial-intelligence-driven algorithm can recognize the early signs of dementia in brain scans, and may accurately predict who will develop Alzheimer’s disease up to two years in advance, a new study finds.
The algorithm — which accurately predicted probable Alzheimer's disease 84 percent of the time — could be particularly useful in selecting patients for clinical trials for drugs intended to delay disease onset, said lead study author Sulantha Sanjeewa, a computer scientist at McGill University in Canada.
“If you can tell from a group of of individuals who is the one that will develop the disease, one can better test new medications that could be capable of preventing the disease,” said co-lead study author Dr. Pedro Rosa-Neto, an associate professor of neurology, neurosurgery and psychiatry, also at McGill University.
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