A survey on the future of radiology among radiologists, medical students and surgeons: Students and surgeons tend to be more skeptical about artificial intelligence and radiologists may fear that other disciplines take over.

van Hoek, Jasper; Huber, Adrian; Leichtle, Alexander; Härmä, Kirsi; Hilt, Daniella; von Tengg-Kobligk, Hendrik; Heverhagen, Johannes; Pöllinger, Alexander (2019). A survey on the future of radiology among radiologists, medical students and surgeons: Students and surgeons tend to be more skeptical about artificial intelligence and radiologists may fear that other disciplines take over. European journal of radiology, 121, p. 108742. Elsevier 10.1016/j.ejrad.2019.108742

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PURPOSE To evaluate the opinion and assessment of radiologists, surgeons and medical students on a number of important topics regarding the future of radiology, such as artificial intelligence (AI), turf battles, teleradiology and 3D-printing. METHOD An online questionnaire was created using the SurveyMonkey platform targeting radiologists, students and surgeons throughout the German speaking part of Switzerland. A total of 170 people participated in the survey (59 radiologists, 56 surgeons and 55 students). Statistical analysis was carried out using the Kruskal-Wallis test with Dunn's multiple comparison post-hoc tests. RESULTS While the majority of participants agreed that AI should be included as a support system in radiology (Likert scale 0-10: Median value 8), surgeons were less supportive than radiologists (p = 0.001). Students saw a potential threat of AI as more likely than radiologists did (p = 0.041). When asked whether they were concerned about "turf losses" from radiology to other disciplines, radiologists were much more likely to agree than students (p < 0.001). Of the students that do not intend to specialize in radiology, 26 % stated that AI was one of the reasons. Surgeons advocate the use of teleradiology. CONCLUSIONS With regard to AI, radiologists expect their workflow to become more efficient and tend to support the use of AI, whereas medical students and surgeons tend to be more skeptical towards this technology. Medical students see AI as a potential threat to diagnostic radiologists, while radiologists themselves are rather afraid of turf losses.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Institute of Diagnostic, Interventional and Paediatric Radiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute of Anatomy

UniBE Contributor:

van Hoek, Jasper; Huber, Adrian Thomas; Härmä, Kirsi Hannele; von Tengg-Kobligk, Hendrik; Heverhagen, Johannes and Pöllinger, Alexander

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1872-7727

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Maria de Fatima Henriques Bernardo

Date Deposited:

11 Dec 2019 15:47

Last Modified:

11 Dec 2019 15:47

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.ejrad.2019.108742

PubMed ID:

31734640

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Medical – surveys - questionnaires Radiology – artificial intelligence - students

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.135291

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/135291

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