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Automated Brain Measurements

http://www.bostoncure.org:8080/article.pl?sid=04/06/24/1118210&mode=nested

June 1, 2004
Art Mellor
Boston Cure Project

Researchers in brain imaging are starting to demonstrate that automated and semi-automated methods to measure brain parenchymal fraction (which is used to track atrophy of the brain - a measure of cumulative damage) is as good as manual methods. This is good because it means that large studies can use this measure more easily and cheaply to determine if a subject's disease is progressing. More measuring = better, at least when we aren't sure what's happening.
 

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