Are the Pilots Onboard? Equipping Radiologists for Clinical Implementation of AI
Umber Shafique, Umar Shafique Chaudhry, Alexander J Towbin
J Digit Imaging . 2023 Dec;36(6):2329-2334. doi: 10.1007/s10278-023-00892-z. Epub 2023 Aug 9.
The incorporation of artificial intelligence into radiological clinical workflow is on the verge of being realized. To ensure that these tools are effective, measures must be taken to educate radiologists on tool performance and failure modes. Additionally, radiology systems should be designed to avoid automation bias and the potential decline in radiologist performance. Designed solutions should cater to every level of expertise so that patient care can be enhanced and risks reduced. Ultimately, the radiology community must provide education so that radiologists can learn about algorithms, their inputs and outputs, and potential ways they may fail. This manuscript will present suggestions on how to train radiologists to use these new digital systems, how to detect AI errors, and how to maintain underlying diagnostic competency when the algorithm fails.