Researchers from the University of Bari in Italy have created an algorithm which can diagnose Alzheimer’s.
The AI program was trained by processing MRI scans of healthy patients and those with Alzheimer’s, and analysing the neural connectivity between small regions of the brain.
The algorithm processed 148 scans, including 48 scans of Alzheimer’s patients and 48 scans of people with mild cognitive impairment, which developed into Alzheimer’s.
The AI identified 86% of the Alzheimer’s scans and 84% of the scans showing mild cognitive impairment.
Researchers said the AI would become more accurate as it trained using a larger number of MRI scans, and could be used as an early detection system for the disease.