Autism detection improved by multimodal neuroimaging


UAB's Rajesh Kana, Ph.D., and colleagues are the first to combine three different measures of the brain — anatomy, the connectivity between different brain regions, and levels of a neurochemical — to distinguish people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from matched, typically developing peers. This multimodal approach, published online this week in the journal “Cortex,” is distinct from many previous studies that have used a single neuroimaging measure.

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