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April 25, 2001

Predicting Brain Cell Death

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JAMA. 2001;285(16):2070. doi:10.1001/jama.285.16.2070-JQU10003-3-1

Research findings of a new computer program that predicts the chances of brain cells dying as the result of a stroke appear in the April issue of Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.

The computer software, which uses artificial intelligence techniques, rapidly combines several new types of images obtained by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) into a map of the brain that allows physicians to assess the risk of brain damage with high specificity and sensitivity.

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