MRI scans spot dementia signs before symptoms appear

October 7, 2014 9:31 PM

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MRI scans spot dementia signs before symptoms appear

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is able to spot signs of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia before patients start exhibiting symptoms, according to new research.

Dementia affects more than 35 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). That number is expected to double by the year 2030. Of the various forms of dementia, Alzheimer's is the most common. The first symptoms come in the form of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), whic...

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