Radiology reporting: can AI really be the panacea?

Author(s): Dr Rizwan Malik

Hospital: Royal Bolton Hospital

Reference: RAD Magazine, 46, 538, 21-22


There is a worldwide shortage of radiologists, but a year-on-year increase in demand for imaging. According to The Royal College of Radiologists Clinical Radiology UK Workforce Consensus 2018 Report, in the UK a tenth of radiologist jobs were unfilled in 2018 and scan outsourcing spend was nearly £140 million.

In this article we explore how the application of AI processes might help bridge the gap between staffing and demand while maintaining, and potentially even enhancing, the quality of the reports aiding radiologists, clinicians and the wider clinical pathways for the benefit of patients.

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