Medical Report: AI in medical imaging and radiology

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There is little doubt that artificial intelligence will soon play a part in your care if it hasn’t already. One area where it is having an impact is in medical imaging or radiology.

According to an article in the New England Journal of Medicine, AI is presently being used as a support to some physicians reading X-rays, CAT scans and MRIs.

A Harvard researcher sees a growing role in the report: “As health care professionals increasingly use radiologic AI and as large language models continue to evolve, the future of AI in medical imaging appears bright.”

However, there is also concern that the technology is not yet able to replace the experience of the radiologist. What may evolve is a type of team approach.

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