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MRI may help diagnose autism

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- A brain scan may someday help diagnose autism in children.

Researchers used MRI to analyze the brain circuitry in a small group of males with and without autism.

They discovered structural differences in the autistic group, affecting areas in the brain involving language, emotion and social skills.

The scans were 94 percent accurate in determining autism, but larger studies are still needed.

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