Signify Premium Insight: Autonomous AI Debate Reiterates Importance of Radiologists

Published: April 12, 2022

Medical imaging AI has long promised to help relieve the burden faced by overworked radiologists in understaffed hospital networks. Many of the solutions currently available are contributing towards this goal, but do so by enhancing a radiologist, enabling them to do more in the same amount of time. They might, for instance, incrementally accelerate a radiologist’s reading of X-rays, or automatically quantify features on an MR scan, allowing exams to be interpreted more swiftly. However, while these use cases are beneficial, they are not transformative, speeding up existent processes rather than replacing them, or at least complementing them with something new. This additional value is what several of the most successful medical imaging AI vendors have, or at least are attempting, to do.

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