Breakthrough in Autism Risk Detection - Retinal Scan
Prof. Benny Zee hopes that the retinal image analysis technology can be used as an objective screening method in a community setting and provide an efficient tool to assess the risk of autism.
CU Medicine has successfully developed the Automatic Retinal Image Analysis (ARIA) technology to assess the risk of autism spectrum disorder (Autism).
Study shows that the sensitivity and specificity of this ARIA technology to identify autism were 96% and 91% respectively. The research team hopes that this technology can be used as a risk assessment tool for autism screening and provide early intervention instead of waiting for a lengthy diagnosis, so that a difference can be made through a long term positive impact on the life of autistic children.
Results of the study can be found in the journal EClinicalMedicine published byThe Lancet.