澳门金沙最新官方网址:Scanner 'reads minds' to spot early signs of dementia

日期:2019-03-01 02:13:08 作者:仲孙捩 阅读:

By Nic Fleming SOFTWARE that can interpret brain scans to “read people’s minds” could help those developing common forms of dementia get better treatment. Dementia can be diagnosed through verbal tests of cognitive skills and memory, but these cannot distinguish reliably between different forms of the condition at an early stage. Positron emission tomography (PET) scans of the brain allow more accurate diagnosis, but only an expert can interpret them. The new software is designed to help non-specialists diagnose dementia from PET scans. “A novice supported by this system should perform at a similar level to an expert,