Are you curious about the latest radiology trends? Read our article and learn more about how physicians rate AI in healthcare, how radiology can become greener and if radiology is still a male-dominated domain.
📖 Author: Katrin Lewandowski | OpenRad team
Survey reveals: Physicians cautious about healthcare AI
According to itn Imaging Technology News, a fresh survey led by the American Medical Association (AMA) illuminates the motivations, concerns, prerequisites, and applications of AI as perceived by physicians.
In it doctors express enthusiasm for artificial intelligence (AI), appreciating its supportive role in healthcare that enhances human intelligence—rather than substituting it. But they are generally cautious on how to deal with AI.
AI to pinpoint non-smokers who are at heightened lung cancer risk
Healthcare in Europe states that a study presented at the Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) revealed that an AI tool can detect individuals at high risk for lung cancer among non-smokers—using a standard chest X-ray image.
The so-called “CXR-Lung-Risk” model was created by utilising 147,497 chest X-rays collected from 40,643 asymptomatic individuals, including both smokers and never-smokers.
The model predicts the risk of lung-related mortality based on a single chest X-ray image as its input.
Sustainability in radiology: It needs more than greener imaging systems
As published on the Healthcare in Europe portal, Dr Sarah Sheard, Consultant Radiologist at Imperial College Healthcare in the UK, encouraged radiologists to examine the environmental impact of radiology and shared insights on making the field more sustainable.
According to Dr Sheard, ‘‘Radiology may be largely built around the use of huge, power-hungry scanners, but the actual share of these systems on the energy consumption of a typical radiology ward is comparably small.’’
Radiology trend: Is radiology still a man’s world?
The last but not least 2023 radiology trend was a discussion about gender equality in the field of radiology.
During ECR in Vienna, a group of experts evaluated the challenges encountered by women in radiology and delved into potential strategies to address gender inequalities.
As reported in an European Radiology article, women constituted 30% of ESR (European Society of Radiology) members in 2019, highlighting significant generational variations.
Specifically, women accounted for 13% of members born between 1927 and 1945, while the figure rose to 41% among those born between 1977 and 1992.
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