Artificial Intelligence and Radiology Education
Ali S. Tejani , Hesham Elhalawani, Linda Moy, Marc Kohli, Charles E. Kahn Jr
Implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) applications into clinical practice requires AI-savvy radiologists to ensure the safe, ethical, and effective use of these systems for patient care. Increasing demand for AI education reflects recognition of the translation of AI applications from research to clinical practice, with positive trainee attitudes regarding the influence of AI on radiology. However, barriers to AI education, such as limited access to resources, predispose to insufficient preparation for the effective use of AI in practice. In response, national organizations have sponsored formal and self-directed learning courses to provide introductory content on imaging informatics and AI. Foundational courses, such as the National Imaging Informatics Course – Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America Imaging AI Certificate, lay a framework for trainees to explore the creation, deployment, and critical evaluation of AI applications. This report includes additional resources for formal programming courses, video series from leading organizations, and blogs from AI and informatics communities. Furthermore, the scope of “AI and radiology education” includes AI-augmented radiology education, with emphasis on the potential for “precision education” that creates personalized experiences for trainees by accounting for varying learning styles and inconsistent, possibly deficient, clinical case volume.