A Review of the Role of Augmented Intelligence in Breast Imaging: From Automated Breast Density Assessment to Risk Stratification.
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2019 Feb;212(2):259-270. doi: 10.2214/AJR.18.20391. Epub 2018 Nov 13.
Arieno A1, Chan A2, Destounis SV1.
OBJECTIVE: The goal of augmented intelligence is to increase efficiency and effectiveness in practice. To achieve this, augmented intelligence technologies are being asked to perform a range of tasks, from simple to complex and quantitative. The development of these systems is increasingly important as screening becomes more personalized. This article will provide an overview of augmented intelligence in a variety of breast imaging applications.
CONCLUSION: The incorporation of AI and ML techniques in breast imaging provides important new tools that will deliver ways to "sharpen" trusted familiar tools (so-called "augmented intelligence") to support radiologists, not replace them. The first wave of medical imaging systems based on AI and ML has primarily used ML to fix the values of key imaging parameters to be adapted to the individual as part of personalized medicine. Artificial intelligence is the new tool in the radiologist's arsenal but will never replace the human qualities that are important in medicine-intellectual curiosity, passion, and drive.