Brain scans could provide early diagnosis of autism

01/11/2010 | Disability Scoop

Researchers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia said brain scans that detect a sound-processing delay often found in children with autism may eventually be used to diagnose the disorder in younger children and may lead to the development of a single measurement for diagnosis. "More work needs to be done before this can become a standard tool, but this pattern of delayed brain response may be refined into the first imaging biomarker for autism," the study's lead researcher said.

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