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Technology and imaging: “Ask not what radiology can do, but what it should do!”

Phillip Koo
January 08, 2018

Each year, over 54,000 people assemble in Chicago on the Sunday following Thanksgiving to attend the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA), which is consistently one of the largest medical meetings in the world.  The 103rd Annual Meeting recently concluded and was a great chance to reflect on 2017, while taking a peek at 2018 and beyond.  The hot topic this year was artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.  Though the idea of AI instills fear in many, it is clear that opportunities abound. Beyond any concerns, we must remain focused on how we utilize these technologies to meaningfully improve the delivery of healthcare for an individual as well as a broader population.  


Phillip J. Koo, MD, FACS

Phillip J. Koo, MD, FACS

Phillip J. Koo, MD is the Division Chief of Diagnostic Imaging at the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Arizona. Prior to this, he was Chief of Nuclear Medicine and Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Koo completed his transitional internship at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center-Presbyterian, radiology residency at Pennsylvania Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, and fellowship at the Harvard Medical School Joint Program in Nuclear Medicine. He is a diplomate of both the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and American Board of Nuclear Medicine. Dr. Koo is an active member of multiple societies and serves on the scientific program committee for the Radiological Society of North America, nuclear radiology certifying exam committee for the ABR, and is the Chair of the Quality and Evidence Committee for the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.

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