Artificial intelligence in emergency radiology: A review of applications and possibilities
Benjamin D Katzman, Christian B van der Pol, Philippe Soyer, Michael N Patlas
Diagn Interv Imaging . 2022 Aug 3;S2211-5684(22)00143-7. doi: 10.1016/j.diii.2022.07.005. Online ahead of print.
Artificial intelligence (AI) applications in radiology have been rising exponentially in the last decade. Although AI has found usage in various areas of healthcare, its utilization in the emergency department (ED) as a tool for emergency radiologists shows great promise towards easing some of the challenges faced daily. There have been numerous reported studies examining the application of AI-based algorithms in identifying common ED conditions to ensure more rapid reporting and in turn quicker patient care. In addition to interpretive applications, AI assists with many of the non-interpretive tasks that are encountered every day by emergency radiologists. These include, but are not limited to, protocolling, image quality control and workflow prioritization. AI continues to face challenges such as physician uptake or costs, but is a long-term investment that shows great potential to relieve many difficulties faced by emergency radiologists and ultimately improve patient outcomes. This review sums up the current advances of AI in emergency radiology, including current diagnostic applications (interpretive) and applications that stretch beyond imaging (non-interpretive), analyzes current drawbacks of AI in emergency radiology and discusses future challenges.
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