Experts are one step closer to detect and diagnose the condition better. According to a recent research, brain scans of babies who have autistic siblings may help in predicting if the child is susceptible to the condition. This technique may help calculate and establish the risk rate in infants with autistic siblings.
Early diagnosis is of the utmost importance to help manage the condition better. Experts used a functional magnetic resonance imaging procedure on six months old babies. The findings were published in the journal Science Translational Medicine and were pretty accurate in concluding 82% of the babies to have risk of developing autism. The technique helped in analyzing brain differences in all the participating infants to study and estimate their probability of developing autism and the severity of it. Experts looked at how different parts of the brain work in tandem to perform various activities. Researchers believe that a single neuroimaging scan may assist in accurately predicting risk of autism in high-risk infants.