|Posted by Lawrence Gordon on December 6, 2010 at 2:01 PM|
In many UK newspapers last week they recorded that scientists in the USA had taken a major step forward in detectecting autism having developed a brain scan process.
The diagnosis checks out deviations in brain circuitry via the brain scan and will supplant the questionnaire they usually use for autism recognition.
It is hoped that earlier diagnosis, and therefore treatment, will stem from this.
Harvard's McClean Hospital and the University of Utah claim the test is the best biologically based assessment that currently exists and detects 94% accuracy.
The study is published in 'Autism Research'.
We are getting there.