Technology and imaging: “Ask not what radiology can do, but what it should do!”
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.
“We can’t believe it, he left us far too young,” explained family medicine physician Miranda Sawyer, scrolling through X-rays as “Jack would’ve wanted.” She continued. “His bright and shining face always kept us smiling. I mean that metaphorically, of course. It’s always dark in Radiology. You could never see him.” For reasons unclear, Jack Lambert stepped outside at approximately 2:19 PM when the glowing orb known as the sun was still present.
Welcome to the new Imaging Center of Excellence (Imaging CoE) on UroToday.com. As a practicing radiologist and nuclear medicine physician, the content on this website has been extremely useful as a tool to learn about clinical urology and urologic oncology. By gaining a deeper understanding of the daily challenges and advancements in the urologic sciences, I have been able to tailor my practice to better meet the needs of my urology and oncology colleagues. With the creation of a new dedicated section on imaging and nuclear medicine therapies, we hope to expand the scope of this resource and build a multi-disciplinary, content driven destination for all topics related to GU radiology and nuclear medicine.