Early Detection Technologies to Prevent Dementia
New Alzheimer's disease drugs have been developed in recent years. The key is to start treatment before dementia begins, in the stage of mild cognitive impairment, or MCI. But detecting MCI is time-consuming and difficult because there is no clear benchmark for diagnosing it. New devices have been developed for that purpose: a device to measure brain waves and a helmet-type PET scanner. We report on how this latest technology is helping with the battle against dementia.
This device measures brain waves and is expected to help detect MCI
The developer is collecting data on brain waves
This helmet-type PET scanner was developed to detect brain diseases
This engineer developed the helmet-type PET scanner, which aims to detect MCI