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The statement made in November 2016 by Geoffrey Hinton, one of the godfathers of deep learning, that we should “stop training radiologists now” led to intense debate among radiologists whether artificial intelligence (AI) should be seen as an opportunity or a threat. Sessions on this topic are held at every radiology conference. The consensus seems to be that AI will not replace radiologists, instead, AI will give radiologists powerful tools that will help them to do a much better job. …


September 25, 2018, the results of the NELSON trial were reported at the IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer in Toronto, Canada. The Dutch-Belgian NELSON trial is the second largest randomized control trial (RCT) in the world to find out if it is a good idea to screen for lung cancer. In such a screening program, individuals at high risk for lung cancer would be advised to get a yearly low-dose CT scan. …


Dit is een artikel verschenen in een themanummer van MemoRad over kunstmatige intelligentie in de radiologie. Her en der verwijs ik naar andere artikelen in dit blad. Het blad is hier te vinden.

“Elke waarheid doorloopt drie stadia. Eerst wordt ze uitgelachen. Daarna wordt ze heftig bestreden. …

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