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4 key reasons AI won’t replace radiologists

4 key reasons AI won’t replace radiologists

May 16, 2019


Countless articles have been written over the years about whether or not AI technologies will ever replace radiologists for good, leading to a mass extinction like something out of the Jurassic period. According to a new commentary in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence, however, radiologists have no reason to fear being replaced—as long as they are willing to embrace AI and adapt to these changing times.

Author Curtis P. Langlotz, MD, PhD, department of radiology at Stanford University, wrote about this subject in detail. These are four reasons, according to his commentary, that AI will not be replacing radiologists:

  1. Radiologists have been down this road befores
  2. Radiologists know how to adapt and take charge
  3. An accurate algorithm ≠ an accurate radiologist
  4. Autopilot didn’t replace pilots
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