NEW YORK, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) — A new artificial intelligence (AI) system developed by U.S. researchers may be capable of detecting the early signs of Alzheimer’s disease six years before doctors can make an actual diagnosis.
From their study of 2,109 images from 1,002 patients who had already been diagnosed, the researchers found the AI was able to spot Alzheimer’s in images taken on an average of six years before diagnosis with 100% accuracy.
Significant brain damage from Alzheimer’s disease can occur years before any symptoms such as memory loss and cognitive decline appear.
“If we diagnose Alzheimer’s disease when all the symptoms have manifested, the brain volume loss is so significant that it’s too late to intervene,” said study co-author Dr. Jae Ho Sohn.
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