'˜Brain health index' can predict the aftermath of having a stroke

A new 'brain health index' can predict cognitive function after a stroke ten times more accurately than current methods.

The research assesses brain deterioration.
The research assesses brain deterioration.

The computer programme developed by scientists at the universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow can assess whole brain deterioration and can quantify visible injury from cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) and brain atrophy. It does this by translating the million plus bits of information stored in brain scans into a single measure – the ‘brain health index’.

The findings of the research are published today in the International Journal of Stroke.