European Congress of Radiology (ECR) is an annual international meeting for radiology experts, healthcare professionals
As AIMed prepares our very first AIMed Radiology event this June, the team did not miss the chance to speak with attendees and exhibitors at ECR 2019. All the more, our founder and chief intelligence and innovation officer of Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), Dr. Anthony Chang was part of a panel discussion took place this afternoon at the Digital Experience Hall hosted by Siemens
AIMed founder spoke at a panel discussion on integrated diagnostics
Entitled “Radiologists or clinical data scientists? Expanding precision medicine with AI-powered integrated diagnostics”, the dialogue was facilitated by Jörg Aumüller, vice president, global head of digitalizing healthcare marketing of Siemens
Mainly, Dr. Chang reassured
Adhering to Dr. Chang’s speech, the other two panels speakers: Dr. Peter Chang, co-director at University of California Center for AI in diagnostic medicine and Dr. Daniel Rubin, professor of biomedical data science, radiology and medicine at Stanford University, also presented opportunities in radiology via the use of deep learning (DL) algorithm and how limitations of AI impact the role of radiologists in general.
To paint a bigger picture
The panelists agreed the present challenge lies within the lack of adequate data infrastructure. This prevents the integration of data and AI, which permits accurate risk assessment, improves diagnostic decisions and enables personalized therapy decisions in the long run. As such, Dr. Chang urged clinicians to be in synergy with AI and start educating healthcare professionals with related knowledge. So that eventually, AI in a continuum will transform medicine to intelligence-based medicine.
This is perhaps the kind of picture ECR is trying to paint this year. ECR 2019 marks the 25thanniversary of this yearly assembly and in its press release, the consortium put a particular emphasis on AI and new technology. Under the motto “the bigger picture”, ECR will like to converge elements from previous years and expand the field to more than just radiologists.
That’s why apart from the main exhibition area, ECR 2019 has also dedicated a large area to showcase companies and institutes that make use of AI in radiology.
The article has been updated on 13 March 2019.
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