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Dementia

07 April 2011

MRI scans may predict Alzheimer's disease risk

MRI brain scans may help predict which adults with mild cognitive impairment are more likely to develop full-blown Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.

MRI brain scans may help predict which adults with mild cognitive impairment - early-stage memory problems that don't interfere with daily living - are more likely to develop full-blown Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.

"In the last few years we've seen a real explosion of biomarkers related to Alzheimer's disease," said lead study author Linda McEvoy, assistant professor of radiology at University of California-San Diego School of Medicine. "Our ability to detect this has improved. I wasn't surprised by the strength of the results."

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