I've been reading about how there was a study that could diagnose autism using MRI scans of the brain. This doesn't seem to be part of the normal diagnosis process yet. (?)
I had an MRI aout 10 years ago, long before I ever thought about autism. The clinic still has my scans. Is it worth requesting them to be posted to me? Is there any point? I have my second assessment appointment next week.
I'm sure cost plays a part - I imagine that MRI scans are expensive?
I heard it's about 500 pounds an hour or something, so it might be cheaper than a private assessment. Also one can easily get an MRI scan for free by taking part in research studies. But I think the main issue is that the accuracy of MRI diagnosis is not high enough.