What is the Most Accurate Test For Alzheimer's?


By CBS-8 Reporter

An MRI is an effective way to screen patient's for Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study from the University of Pennsylvania.

Researchers found the test was accurate 75 percent of the time.

They say testing a patient's spinal fluid with a lumbar puncture is even more accurate, but an MRI is non-invasive and costs less.

Researchers say for the 25 percent of cases that are borderline, a lumbar test would be advisable.

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