Alzheimer's is a traumatic, incurable disease. Researchers now want to use artificial intelligence to find the first signs up to ten years earlier.
Researchers at the University of Bari (Italy) have apparently found a new way of using artificial intelligence in Alzheimer's diagnosis, according to New Scientist. Early detection can delay the effects of disease, doctors of hope.
The algorithm reveals small structural changes in the brain. These are caused by illnesses. AI recognizes these ten years before the onset of the first symptoms (memory disorder, speech loss).
Researchers have a computer according to a report of 67 MRT scans trained. 32 of people with Alzheimer's disease, 29 of healthy volunteers. They were provided by the Southern California University of Los Angeles databases. In the second round, those with more MR picturesT scans food.
Hit a rate of 86 and 84 percent
Result: AI could differentiate a healthy person and Alzheimer's disease with 86 percent accuracy. The first signs realized that it was 84 percent accurate.
According to researchers, it may even be possible for AI to detect the disease even earlier, but further testing is needed.