Translation of Artificial Intelligence Into Practice: The Radiologist as a Vendor
Steven Rothenberg, Sonia Gupta, William Boonn, Woojin Kim
J Am Coll Radiol . 2023 Sep;20(9):875-876. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2023.06.021. Epub 2023 Jul 19.
When people think of radiologists, they typically think of medical professionals who diagnose and treat diseases using medical imaging technology. However, there is another role that radiologists can play in the medical industry, one that is often overlooked but just as important: that of a vendor. Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to revolutionize patient care and expand the scope of radiology, but its development for health care is limited by challenges, including clinical domain expertise as well as understanding the complexities of radiology workflow. This article explores the benefits and drawbacks of involving radiologists in AI development and implementation as industry professionals, partners, and consultants.