Last Updated : Apr 18 2019 11:06PM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
Moderate to high polling recorded for 2nd phase of LS polls            Campaigning gears up for 3rd phase of Lok Sabha elections            Government suspends LoC trade in J&K            Pakistan's Finance Minister Asad Umar resigns            Bajrang regains top spot in world wrestling rankings           

Nov 26, 2018
2:37PM

MRI scans may predict dementia risk before symptoms appear

NSD Logo


Scientists have found that MRI brain scans can help predict whether a person will develop dementia in the next three years before the symptoms of the disorder appear. In a study, researchers from Washington University and the University of California, San Francisco in the US used magnetic resonance imaging  MRI, brain scans to predict dementia with 89 per cent accuracy.

The findings suggest that doctors may one day be able to use widely available tests to tell people their risk of developing dementia before symptoms arise. Cyrus A Raji, an assistant professor at Washington University has said that a single MRI scan can predict dementia on average 2.6 years before memory loss is clinically detectable. This could help doctors advise and care for their patients 
 
Although there are no drugs available yet to prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease, identifying those at high risk of developing dementia within the next few years could still be beneficial. People could make decisions on their financial and living arrangements while they are still in full control of their faculties.


   Related News

PM’s Exclusive Interview to DD News

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 18 (Apr) Midday News 18 (Apr) News at Nine 18 (Apr) Hourly 18 (Apr) (2300hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 18 (Apr) दोपहर समाचार 18 (Apr) समाचार संध्या 18 (Apr) प्रति घंटा समाचार 18 (Apr) (2305hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 18 (Apr) Khabrein(Day) 18 (Apr) Khabrein(Eve) 18 (Apr)
Aaj Savere 18 (Apr) Parikrama 18 (Apr) Lok Ruchi Samachar 14 (Apr)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 18 (Apr) Samayki 17 (Apr) Sports Scan 18 (Apr) Spotlight/News Analysis 17 (Apr)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 28 (Mar) Surkhiyon Mein 4 (Apr) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 17 (Apr) Vaad-Samvaad 16 (Apr) Money Talk 16 (Apr) Current Affairs 22 (Mar)