Researchers may be getting closer to developing a test to diagnose autism spectrum disorder using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. The new Lange-Lainhart test uses MRI scans to produce a detailed map of the brain's
wiring in the six regions responsible for language, social, and
When tested on 60 participants aged 18 to 26, the scan was found to be 94% accurate in pinpointing autism. A similar test conducted on another smaller set of participants produced similar results. The researchers hope that this will enable them further understand the genetic roots of autism.
The new findings appear online in the journal Autism Research.
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