News | Artificial Intelligence | May 23, 2017

ACR Data Science Institute to Guide Artificial Intelligence Use in Medical Imaging

Program will give radiologists a voice in defining appropriate use, setting standards and addressing key issues surrounding AI

ACR Data Science Institute to Guide Artificial Intelligence Use in Medical Imaging

May 23, 2017 — The American College of Radiology (ACR) announced the launch of the ACR Data Science Institute (DSI) at the ACR 2017 — The Crossroads of Radiology annual meeting, May 21-25 in Washington, D.C. The ACR DSI will work with government, industry and others to guide and facilitate the appropriate development and implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) tools to help radiologists improve medical imaging care.

The program will lead creation of a national quality, technical and leadership framework to:

  • Define appropriate medical imaging AI use cases;
  • Set standards for medical imaging AI interoperability;
  • Test and evaluate medical imaging AI algorithms; and
  • Address regulatory, legal and ethical issues that accompany medical imaging AI.

“Patients will benefit most from artificial intelligence if radiologists serve a leading role in guiding the technologies that best enhance medical imaging diagnosis and treatment,” said James A. Brink, MD, FACR, chair of the ACR Board of Chancellors. “The ACR Data Science Institute will create, gather, manage and integrate AI knowledge as these tools emerge to improve patient care.”

The ACR DSI will benefit from decades of ACR experience in modality accreditation, appropriateness criteria, practice standards and radiology workflow standardization, according to Brink. “ACR’s pioneering role in creating DICOM standards promoted the adoption of digital modalities, filmless radiology, advanced visualization, PACS [picture archiving and communication systems] and now AI,” he added.

For more information: www.acr.org

Related Content

Amazon Comprehend Medical Brings Medical Language Processing to Healthcare
News | Artificial Intelligence | February 15, 2019
Amazon recently announced Amazon Comprehend Medical, a new HIPAA-eligible machine learning service that allows...
Fujifilm Exhibits Enterprise Imaging Solutions and Artificial Intelligence Initiative at HIMSS 2019
News | Enterprise Imaging | February 15, 2019
Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. and Fujifilm SonoSite Inc. showcased their enterprise imaging and informatics...
IBM Watson Health Announces New AI Collaborations With Leading Medical Centers
News | Artificial Intelligence | February 14, 2019
IBM Watson Health announced plans to make a 10-year, $50 million investment in research collaborations with two...
Densitas Enters Partnership Agreement With TeleMammography Specialists
News | Breast Density | February 14, 2019
Breast imaging analytics company Densitas Inc. announced a new collaboration partnership with TeleMammography...
Sponsored Content | Webinar | Artificial Intelligence | February 14, 2019
This Nuance-sponsored ITN webinar will be held at 1 p.m. Eastern time, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019.
Siemens Healthineers Demonstrates Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare Digitalization at HIMSS19
News | Artificial Intelligence | February 13, 2019
February 13, 2019 — At the 2019 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) global conference and e
NVIDIA Explores Role of AI, Analytics and Virtualization in Healthcare at HIMSS19
News | Artificial Intelligence | February 13, 2019
Digital technology company NVIDIA will highlight its newest partnerships to advance the digital transformation of...
Survey Finds Personalized Patient Engagement Improving But Still Lacking
News | Patient Engagement | February 12, 2019
Software company Pegasystems Inc. announced new survey data revealing the positive impact of quality patient engagement...
Micro-Ultrasound and Artificial Intelligence Combining to Detect Prostate Cancer
News | Prostate Cancer | February 12, 2019
Cambridge Consultants has partnered with Exact Imaging, makers of the ExactVu micro-ultrasound platform, as the two...
Networked medical devices at a health care provider and their vulnerability to cyber attack, as seen in a screenshot of a display created by the Medigate platform

Networked medical devices at a health care provider and their vulnerability to cyber attack, as seen in a screenshot of a display created by the Medigate platform. Image courtesy of Medigate

Feature | Cybersecurity | February 12, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr
Cybersecurity is being defined by a kind of arms race.