Artificial Intelligence (AI) could help spot Alzheimer's early

Artificial intelligence (AI) may soon be used to detect Alzheimer’s disease early in the course of disease say researchers from the University of California. The results of the study were published in the latest issue of the journal Radiology.

Upon commenting on AI’s potential and the study, Professor Duc Pham, Chance Professor of Engineering, University of Birmingham, said:

“This is another potentially very useful application of deep neural networks with the possibility to assist clinicians in diagnosing a debilitating disease at an early stage. The study is well balanced and the authors have recognised its pilot nature and limitations. As mentioned in the article, before the work is ready for clinical use, there is a need to increase the size of the independent test set to cover a more general patient population. I am confident that, if the required validation is done, clinicians could have a powerful tool at their disposal to help them prescribe preventative treatments in a timely manner.”

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