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MRI scans may help diagnose Parkinson's disease
MRI scans may help diagnose Parkinson (June 16, 2014 - Insidermedicine) From Oxford - A new report published in Neurology finds that MRI scans may help detect those with early Parkinson's disease. Researchers studied 19 individuals with early-stage Parkinson's and 19 healthy controls. Looking at MRI brain scans, researchers found that the Parkinson's patients had significantly lower connectivity in the basal ganglia. When individuals fell below a set threshold level of connectivity, the scans predicted the Parkinson's patients with 100% sensitivity and 89.5% specificity
 
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