Autism MRI Test May Detect Disorder Q...

Autism MRI Test May Detect Disorder Quicker in High-Functioning Patients

There are 4 comments on the Bloomberg.com story from Dec 2, 2010, titled Autism MRI Test May Detect Disorder Quicker in High-Functioning Patients. In it, Bloomberg.com reports that:

Doctors diagnosed autism in children by using MRI to track brain circuit activity, according to research that suggests the method may help speed up detection and add to knowledge of the disordera s biological base.

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Dr Keri Chiappino

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Dec 13, 2010
The preliminary results are encouraging. If the specialized MRI brain scans are proven conclusively to be accurate, those at risk or who are suspected to have neurological disorders can be objectively diagnosed early on.
For my patients, such scans will aid in early development and implementation of therapy plans to target the child's specific area of dysfunction. Commencing neurological therapies at an earlier stage provides those with autism a better chance to maximize their full potential.
FBOMBER

Winnipeg, Canada

#2 Apr 10, 2011
Dr Keri Chiappino wrote:
The preliminary results are encouraging. If the specialized MRI brain scans are proven conclusively to be accurate, those at risk or who are suspected to have neurological disorders can be objectively diagnosed early on.
For my patients, such scans will aid in early development and implementation of therapy plans to target the child's specific area of dysfunction. Commencing neurological therapies at an earlier stage provides those with autism a better chance to maximize their full potential.
I wouldn't be so quick to drool over a hypothesis. Seems too many people will jump to the conclusion this is practical and viable before its a reality. Plus, plans to treat before its a reality. Not impressed.

“Marching to my own drum beat.”

Since: Mar 11

Las Cruces, NM

#3 Apr 11, 2011
I remember asking a neurologist once about using some sort of brain imaging technology for detecting autism. He said that would work in the realm of fiction, but not reality. He went on to say that the best way of detecting autism is the gold standard testing and questioning of parents. He said he would trust that more then any brain imaging.
FBOMBER

Winkler, Canada

#4 Apr 11, 2011
I like when these research stories use the words " may, might, could, meaning adversely, may not, might not, and could not . Meaningless.

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