FDA to host workshop on artificial intelligence

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a public workshop on the "Evolving Role of Artificial Intelligence in Radiological Imaging" in February 2020.

The intent of the workshop is to discuss emerging applications of artificial intelligence (AI) in radiological imaging, including AI devices intended to automate the diagnostic radiology workflow and guided image acquisition. The FDA will work with interested stakeholders to identify the benefits and risks associated with the use of AI in radiology. Best practices for the validation of AI-automated radiological imaging software and image acquisition devices also will be discussed.

"As the benefit-risk profile changes, it is critical to adapt the methods used to evaluate and characterize their performance," the FDA noted on its website. "In this workshop, FDA is also seeking innovative and consistent ways to leverage existing methods and to develop new methods for validation of these AI-based algorithms and explore opportunities for stakeholder collaboration in these efforts."

The meeting will take place on February 25, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST and February 26 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST at the National Institutes of Health main campus in Bethesda, MD. The general sessions will also be webcast. More information is available on the FDA website.

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