A- A A+
Last Updated : Sep 22 2019 8:05AM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
Assembly polls in Maharashtra, Haryana to be held on Oct 21            Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches United States tonight            India to undertake space mission Gaganyaan next year: ISRO            Postal accounts to be linked with Aadhaar for transparency            US to send troops to gulf after attack on Saudi oil facilities           

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

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 21 (Sep) Midday News 21 (Sep) News at Nine 21 (Sep) Hourly 22 (Sep) (0605hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 21 (Sep) दोपहर समाचार 21 (Sep) समाचार संध्या 21 (Sep) प्रति घंटा समाचार 22 (Sep) (0600hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 21 (Sep) Khabrein(Day) 21 (Sep) Khabrein(Eve) 21 (Sep)
Aaj Savere 22 (Sep) Parikrama 21 (Sep)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 21 (Sep) Samayki 21 (Sep) Sports Scan 21 (Sep) Spotlight/News Analysis 21 (Sep) Samachar Darshan 20 (Sep) Radio Newsreel 21 (Sep)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 19 (Sep) Surkhiyon Mein 19 (Sep) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 18 (Sep) Vaad-Samvaad 3 (Sep) Money Talk 3 (Sep) Current Affairs 20 (Sep)