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Artificial Intelligence in Medicine – Part 6: Impact of AI on the Doctor-Patient Relationship

“Physicians are valued for being brilliant diagnosticians and they now have more information and tools and technology at their disposal than ever before; yet patients don’t feel cared for, and doctors don’t feel like they can care for patients enough.”[i] Abraham Verghese, MD is hardly a household name, but among many doctors he is something keep reading

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine – Part 5: Benefiting Humanity While Protecting Individual Privacy

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“…when clinical data are used to provide care, the primary purpose for acquiring the data is fulfilled. At that point, clinical data should be treated as a form of public good, to be used for the benefit of future patients.” From Mar. 2029 Radiological Society of North America’s Special Report[i] How much does your privacy keep reading

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine – Part 4: Will AI Make Mistakes that Harm Patients?

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The most obvious risk is that AI systems will sometimes be wrong, and that patient injury or other health-care problems may result.[i] There are many levels in which Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already serving the field of medicine, but two of them involve direct impact on patients: enhance patient information available to doctors (e.g. diagnosis, keep reading

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine – Part 3: Is There a Downside to AI in Medicine?

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From deep learning algorithms that can read CT scans faster than humans to natural language processing (NLP) that can comb through unstructured data in electronic health records (EHRs), the applications for AI in healthcare seem endless.[i] Endless application implies endless possibilities for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in medicine and healthcare. Sounds terrific! So, what’s the downside? keep reading

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: Will Artificial Intelligence Put Radiologists Out of Business?

Will Artificial Intelligence Put Radiologists Out of Business? - Sperling Prostate Center
AI applications are entering clinics at a rapid rate, and physicians have met the technology with equal parts excitement about its potential to reduce their workload and fear about losing their jobs to machines.[i]   Who’s afraid of the big bad computer? Apparently, some radiologists—and even medical students contemplating entering that field—are fearful of being keep reading

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: Deep Learning in Image-Based Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

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Gone are the days of “exploratory surgery.” Today’s magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a widely used scanning method that provides accurate 3D pictures of physical anatomy and bodily processes. It is noninvasive, and there is no exposure to radiation as with CT/PET scans. MRI detects changes in atoms under high frequency radio waves within a keep reading
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