Grinch image shows how you can detect signs of Alzheimer’s disease from pictures
Grinch images have been used to track the progression of Alzheimer.
The images were taken in November last year by the German Institute for Imaging Research (DIHR) in Munich and published in a paper published today in the journal Nature.
The pictures show patients who had symptoms of Alzheimer and who were scanned with a high-resolution CT scanner.
The researchers say they were able to identify a number of changes in the brains of patients.
One patient who showed the most noticeable changes was that there was a “big, bumpy area in the middle of the frontal lobe”.
The researchers were also able to show that patients who also showed the presence of mild cognitive impairment were also more likely to have Alzheimer’s, although this difference was not significant.
There was also a large, sharp change in the frontal lobes of the brains and some patients also showed a “small, thin bumpy region” in the brain.
Dr Paul Schulz, one of the authors of the study, said the findings suggested that Alzheimer’s might not be an individual illness but rather a network of diseases.
He said the discovery was very exciting because it could lead to new therapies.
“This could be the first time that we have shown that Alzheimer can be detected by the presence or absence of a small, bumpier patch of brain tissue in the centre of the brain,” he said.
“There are a lot of possibilities to use this to find out how many different diseases are causing it, what the causes are and so on.”
He said some of the changes were very subtle and would not have been noticed by anyone.
“They would have been very subtle, they would have gone unnoticed by the person.
They are the first we have seen of them in the whole brain.”
Dr Schulz said that the brain scans had shown that there were “big changes in how these brain areas work” in Alzheimer’s patients.
He also said the imaging findings could be used to help people who were suffering from Alzheimer’s find out what symptoms they might have.
“It’s also a great way to measure the progress of the disease and see how much progress is possible.
There are very few other ways to do that,” he explained.”
What we know for sure is that the progression in Alzheimer is slowing down and the disease is progressing.”