Digital ‘Atlas’ of Aging Brain Could Help Diagnose Alzheimer’s Earlier

Digital map of older brain created from MRI scans could be make it easier for clinicians to diagnose neurocognitive disorders earlier.

A digital map of the aging brain could aid the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders in older people, a study suggests.

The atlas created using images from MRI scans of older people could aid diagnosis by comparing the patients’ scans with a detailed map of the healthy aging brain.

Most existing MRI atlases are based on the brains of young and middle-aged people, which don’t reflect the normal changes that take place in the brain as we age, the team says.

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