A recent study found that a 15-minute scan could help diagnose brain damage in babies up to two years earlier than current methods. According to the Medical Express report the researchers found that the brain scan called magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy which predicted damage with 98 per cent accuracy. Around 200 babies were diagnosed at 7 hospitals across the UK and the USA. In the UK around 1 in 300 births get affected by brain damage and is usually caused by oxygen deprivation. However these days doctors are unable to accurately assess the extent of a newborn baby's brain damage.