A modest proposal on AI? | 3D printing for lung cancer | Catching up on RSNA 2016

Dear AuntMinnie Member,

Artificial intelligence (AI) was one of the hottest topics at last week's RSNA 2016 meeting in Chicago. In addition to myriad presentations on AI and deep learning, many RSNA attendees were buzzing about a new paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association just prior to the conference that made an intriguing proposal: merging radiology and pathology into a single discipline.

Penned by radiologist Dr. Saurabh Jha and cardiologist Dr. Eric Topol, the paper takes the position that it makes sense to merge the two medical specialties that will be affected most by artificial intelligence. Rather than replace radiologists and pathologists, AI will relieve them of the responsibility of performing mundane tasks such as image interpretation, turning them into information specialists who guard and manage the vast volumes of patient data being produced by current and future technologies.

It's an intriguing proposal, and one that's worth a read. So click here, or head over to our Imaging Informatics Community at informatics.auntminnie.com.

3D printing for lung cancer

In news from RSNA 2016, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston presented their work on creating 3D-printed models for planning lung cancer surgeries.

The group developed a technique to create printed 3D models of affected anatomy, including tumor, bones, and systemic and pulmonary vasculature. They found the models to be superior to CT images for most aspects of surgical planning.

Learn more about the study by clicking here, or visit our Advanced Visualization Community at av.auntminnie.com.

Catching up on RSNA 2016

As we all know, RSNA 2016 has wrapped up, and by most accounts it was a successful meeting. If you're still catching up on the goings-on at radiology's showcase meeting, just visit our RADCast @ RSNA special section at rsna.auntminnie.com.

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