Building Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Within Radiology Artificial Intelligence: Representation Matters, From Data to the Workforce
Florence X Doo, Geraldine B McGinty
J Am Coll Radiol . 2023 Sep;20(9):852-856. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2023.06.014. Epub 2023 Jul 14.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is both a critical ingredient and moral imperative in shaping the future of radiology artificial intelligence (AI) for improved patient care, from design to deployment. At the design level: Potential biases and discrimination within data sets results in inaccurate radiology AI models, and there is an urgent need to purposefully embed DEI principles throughout the AI development and implementation process. At the deployment level: Diverse representation in radiology AI leadership, research, and career development is necessary to avoid worsening structural and historical health inequities. To create an inclusive and equitable AI-enabled future in healthcare, a DEI radiology AI leadership training program may be needed to cultivate a diverse and sustainable pipeline of leaders in the field.