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New brain scan to diagnose autism in 15 minutes

A new test can determine whether someone has a form of autism spectrum disorder with up to 90% accuracy. The new brain scan developed by scientists at the Institute of Psychiatry in King’s College London maps cerebral structural changes in patients in 15 minutes.

This will be 20 times more cost effective and gives much quicker results, according to the researchers.

The test is especially good news for children, who could be screened for the disorder more effectively than in the past. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), caused by abnormalities in brain development, affects more than 500,000 people in the UK alone.

via New brain scan to diagnose autism in 15 minutes.

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