New AI Advisory Board to Set Ethical Standards for AI Use in Medical Imaging

With AI-based technologies being developed and incorporated into the medical community at an exponential rate, major respected institutions have collaborated to create a new AI Advisory Board.

Value of AI Advisory Board to Applied Radiology Community

Orest Boyko, MD, PhD of the USC Bridge at the Michaelson Center for Convergent Bioscience, has been chosen to chair the AI Advisory Board, which will play a vital role in developing content for the AI Digital Community. In a recent interview with Kieran Anderson, of the medical publishing and communications company that publishes Applied Radiology, Dr. Boyko explains:

“The AI Advisory Board has been created with the hopes to build an information and knowledge bridge between the applied radiology community… and stakeholders in AI such as academic researchers, software developers, hardware companies, regulatory agencies such as the FDA, and different radiology society initiatives such as the ACR Data Science Institute.”

Dr. Boyko also emphasized the overarching goal of integrating AI technology to best serve clinical patients. In addition to Dr. Boyko, the AI Advisory Board consists of leading medical imaging experts, including Dianna Bardo, MD, Phoenix Children’s Hospital; Matthew Barish, MD, Stony Brook University Hospital; Aashim Bhatia, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Christopher Filippi, MD, Northwell Health; Ari Goldberg, MD, Loyola University Medical Center; and Sonia Gupta, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Ethics a Focus of New AI Digital Community

Recently, the major American and European radiology organizations have come together to publish an overview on ethics as it relates to AI. Co-authoring societies include the Radiological Society of North America for Informatics and Medicine, the European Radiological Society Medical Imaging Informatics Organization, the Canadian Association of Radiologists, and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine have identified three main components of ethics as it applies to radiology:

  • Data
  • Algorithms
  • Practice

Applied Radiology will launch the new AI Digital Community forum in January of 2020 to offer a forum for weekly or monthly “hot topics.” Additionally, a new “AI Insights” monthly e-newsletter will aim to transmit relevant information from the AI Advisory Board in these areas. The Advisory Board plans to actively seek out feedback from the AI and radiology communities and other invested stakeholders to inform the content of the forum and the newsletter.

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