Megan Courtman is applying Artificial Intelligence techniques to an NHS database of anonymised CT and MRI scans, searching for patterns that may indicate Parkinson’s.
Her aim is contribute to the search for biomarkers in the prodromal stage (meaning before diagnosis). This is a significant challenge for research scientist and clinician alike.
The promise of drugs that can arrest progression underlines the need to identify Parkinson’s earlier and preferably before its damaging effects take hold.
In this video Megan Courtman explains her work. (Run time 27 minutes).