The Future Arrived Yesterday

Matthew J. Kuhn, MD, FACR


Appl Radiol. 2019;48(4):30-31. 

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What Has AI Done for Me Lately?

Other AI applications may not yet have FDA approval, but they are being tested, trialed, and used for research. Most AI startup companies, universities, and manufacturers are eagerly seeking volunteer institutions for beta testing. Working with a hospital system's IT team, practice leaders, and innovation directors is less daunting than one might think, as many institutions see the value of becoming early adopters of AI technology. At this stage of development, AI software engineers are readily available to make adaptations to one's own workspace requirements. The American College of Radiology is developing standards and providing platforms to accelerate the adoption of AI algorithms.[13] PACS companies, such as Sectra (Linkoping, Sweden), have engineered their systems to facilitate open sourcing that welcomes the use of third party AI software.[13]