AI & Medical Imaging: The Ethical Issues, Pt. 3

December 8, 2020
Whitney J. Palmer

What other ethical questions exist, and what the future holds.

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in medical imaging is not new – in fact, it has been a topic of conversation at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting for at least the past five years. And, with that continued growth comes the obligation among radiologists to approach its use in medical imaging in the most ethical ways possible.

On Monday, radiology ethics expert David Larson, M.D., professor radiology at Stanford University, discussed how data used in AI tools are now being applied to clinical care. That information holds tremendous value, but the industry does not yet have the ethical, regulatory, and legal constructs in place to ensure the data is handled in the most proper fashion.

In part three of this video series, Larson talks with Diagnostic Imaging about the other ethical questions that exist, along with potential safeguards that can be implemented, as well as what the future holds if these ethical questions are not answered appropriately.

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