DOTmed Home MRI Oncology Ultrasound Molecular Imaging X-Ray Cardiology Health IT Business Affairs
News Home Parts & Service Operating Room CT Women's Health Proton Therapy Endoscopy HTMs Mobile Imaging
SEARCH
Current Location:
>
> This Story


Log in or Register to rate this News Story
Forward Printable StoryPrint Comment

 

MRI Homepage

New research finds brain MR study groups don't reflect U.S. population demographics This must change for large, multicenter studies

What’s new in MR scanners and coils? A review of new innovations arriving on market

Purchasing Insights: The ABCs of buying an MR Facilities must think about their scanning needs of tomorrow when investing today

Siemens gets 7T MR cleared for clinical use in US MAGNETOM Terra offers benefits for neuro and MSK imaging

Contrasting viewpoints on gadolinium Despite evidence of harm, the industry worries about brain retention

MR detects neurological impairments in newborns with CHD before surgery Detects brain impairments even before cardiac surgery

Anthem presses forward with new MR, CT reimbursement guidelines An effort to increase usage of free-standing scan facilities

Merry X-Ray acquires Consensys Imaging Service Expands presence in MR, CT and other imaging modality markets

The future of AI in MR: Supporting clinical decisions Insights from Murat Gungor, vice president of Magnetic Resonance (MR) at Siemens Healthineers North America

MR shielding: out of sight, but hopefully not out of mind Insights from the experts on installation and RF shield maintenance

MR can pick up autism in first year of life

by Thomas Dworetzky , Contributing Reporter
Autism can be picked up as early as the first year of life using MR imaging, according to a new report.

“Our study shows that early brain development biomarkers could be very useful in identifying babies at the highest risk for autism before behavioral symptoms emerge,” senior author Dr. Joseph Piven, a professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill said in a university statement. “Typically, the earliest an autism diagnosis can be made is between ages two and three. But for babies with older autistic siblings, our imaging approach may help predict, during the first year of life, which babies are most likely to receive an autism diagnosis at 24 months.”

Story Continues Below Advertisement

The (#1 Resource) for Medical Imaging and Peripherals. Call 1-949-273-8000

As a Master Distributor for major brands Barco, Philips, and Sony, we offer custom imaging solutions. With our renowned OEM Solutions and Service/Repair Center, Ampronix is a one-stop shop for HD Medical LCD Displays--Printers--Recorders--4K Cameras



The multi-site study did scans at 6, 12 and 24 months in 106 youngsters with siblings who had already been diagnosed with the condition.

Such children stand a 20 percent risk of also having autism.

It also looked at 42 low-risk infants, who acted as controls.

The scans were analyzed with a deep-learning algorithm that focused on interpreting surface information that primarily used surface-area data to predict autism, and proved accurate 90 percent of the time, according to a report in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

“These findings demonstrate that early brain changes occur during the period in which autistic behaviors are first emerging,” the researchers behind the study stated in the journal Nature, which published their findings.

Prior studies had shown a link between brain enlargement and autism, known as overgrowth. The study found that “hyperexpansion of the cortical surface area between 6 and 12 months of age precedes brain volume overgrowth observed between 12 and 24 months in 15 high-risk infants who were diagnosed with autism at 24 months” the study's authors observed, noting that “brain volume overgrowth was linked to the emergence and severity of autistic social deficits.”

The study also highlighted that all parts of the brain do not overgrow equally. According to the Inquirer, “the rapid growth, particularly of the cerebral cortex — long before the brain overall showed notable enlargement.”

"The ability to accurately predict who will develop autism opens up tremendous new opportunities to develop effective therapies starting in the first year of life," study co-author Robert T. Schultz, director of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Autism Research, told the paper.
  Pages: 1 - 2 >>

MRI Homepage


You Must Be Logged In To Post A Comment

Advertise
Increase Your
Brand Awareness
Auctions + Private Sales
Get The
Best Price
Buy Equipment/Parts
Find The
Lowest Price
Daily News
Read The
Latest News
Directory
Browse All
DOTmed Users
Ethics on DOTmed
View Our
Ethics Program
Gold Parts Vendor Program
Receive PH
Requests
Gold Service Dealer Program
Receive RFP/PS
Requests
Healthcare Providers
See all
HCP Tools
Jobs/Training
Find/Fill
A Job
Parts Hunter +EasyPay
Get Parts
Quotes
Recently Certified
View Recently
Certified Users
Recently Rated
View Recently
Certified Users
Rental Central
Rent Equipment
For Less
Sell Equipment/Parts
Get The
Most Money
Service Technicians Forum
Find Help
And Advice
Simple RFP
Get Equipment
Quotes
Virtual Trade Show
Find Service
For Equipment
Access and use of this site is subject to the terms and conditions of our LEGAL NOTICE & PRIVACY NOTICE
Property of and Proprietary to DOTmed.com, Inc. Copyright ©2001-2017 DOTmed.com, Inc.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED