Imaging groups collaborate on ethics in AI draft document

A group of imaging societies, including the American College of Radiology (ACR) and Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM), came together to publish a draft document guiding a future of ethical AI.

The European Society of Radiology, RSNA, European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics, Canadian Association of Radiologists and American Association of Physicists in Medicine also worked on establishing the consensus document titled “Ethics of AI in Radiology: European and North American Multisociety Statement."

“While AI promises to improve quality, patient outcomes, and efficiency, and decrease costs, it will also produce new possibilities, consequences, and questions for both patients and the radiology community,” the document read. “These issues will be shaped as much by the community’s ethics as by technical factors.”

The ACR is asking for comments to be submitted here by April 15.

“There is much work to do to ensure that we meet the goal that we’ve set for our ACR Data Science Institute (DSI): to promote safe appropriate data science solutions that improve the care we provide to our patients,” wrote Geraldine McGinty, MD, MBA, and chair of the ACR Board of Chancellors, in an ACR blog post. “I thank the writing group for their efforts to guide us on this journey.”