The Changing Role of the Radiologist in the Age of AI

Martin Lindner
Published on November 8, 2018
Digitalization and artificial intelligence change the role of the radiologist.

Automated image interpretation could prove an indispensable aid to cope with increasing workloads.

The role of radiologists in the clinical and scientific activities will be changed through digitalization.

Radiologists will work in a far more interdisciplinary way in their clinical and scientific activities than before.

AI will be a tool for radiologists, not a threat

Embracing a mathematical mindset

Strategic steps to take

Simplified schematic of the diagnostic radiology workflow, with examples of where AI systems can be implemented. Source: drhughharvey

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By Martin Lindner

Martin Lindneris is an award-winning science writer based in Berlin, Germany. After completing his medical studies and a doctoral thesis in the history of medicine, he went into journalism. His articles have appeared in many major German and Swiss newspapers and magazines.