The Diagnostic Cockpit of the Future
Mitchell Schnall, Renee Cruea, Steven E Seltzer
J Am Coll Radiol . 2023 Sep;20(9):870-874. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2023.06.013. Epub 2023 Jul 15.
The integration of digital data from imaging, pathology, genomics, and other fields creates an opportunity to produce information-rich diagnoses, especially for complex patients. Technology exists today to create a "diagnostic cockpit" that can accept inputs from multiple sources, analyze them using artificial intelligence and other quantitative tools, and produce a precision diagnosis. Although barriers to creation and dissemination of such a cockpit exist, the metaphor provides a glimpse into the diagnostic processes of the future.