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AI Application Employed to Assure "Incidental" Radiology Findings Are Not Overlooked


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The increased amount of data revealed on advanced diagnostic imaging studies in recent years (e.g., particularly those modalities using cross-sectional imaging such as MRI and CT), has created awareness among radiologists of the large number of radiological findings that may be unrelated to the primary focus of a study ordered by the patient's treating physician. These unrelated findings are referred to as "incidental."

A new study published in "NEJM Catalyst Innovations in Care Delivery" reviews the use of artificial intelligence (AI) at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago to identify and alert patients and their ordering ...