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Fear, hope, and hype of artificial intelligence in medical imaging


With so much media attention and many startups focused on artificial intelligence in medical imaging, in particular radiology, it can be easy for radiologists to get caught in the fear and hype surrounding this disruptive technology. We will first examine why there is fear of AI in medicine. Then, we will discuss the current state of AI in radiology – both its capabilities and limitations. What is hype vs. reality when it comes to using this technology? It is the goal of this presentation to understand better the role AI plays in radiology today and in the near future. We will explore the use of AI in image interpretation and beyond into non-interpretative aspects of radiology as well as challenges of AI in healthcare. As more AI products become available, we will discuss what questions you should be asking the AI vendors. By appreciating how this technology can benefit both physicians and patients, we will examine how we can use AI to augment radiologists and to improve patient care.


Woojin Kim, MD, is the Chief Medical Information Officer of the Healthcare Division of Nuance Communications. He was a co-founder, member of the Board of Directors, and Director of Innovation at the Montage Healthcare Solutions, which was acquired by Nuance in 2016. In the past, Dr. Kim had served as interim Chief of the Division of Musculoskeletal Imaging, Director of Center for Translational Imaging Informatics, and Chief of Radiography at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his Radiology residency and Musculoskeletal Radiology fellowship training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Also, he completed an Imaging Informatics fellowship at the University of Maryland/Baltimore VA Medical Center. Dr. Kim has been an active member in imaging informatics within various societies, including ACR, SIIM, and RSNA, with focus on data mining, analytics, and artificial intelligence.