ChatGPT Radiology: 2 Ways How ChatGPT Can Help Radiologists
April 25, 2023
Evolving from AI-based chatbots, the currently-trending (and much-lauded) OpenAI innovation, ChatGPT – a language model designed to understand and generate human-like language – can be of great assistance to radiologists in a number of ways. Radiologists can benefit from ChatGPT by receiving accurate and up-to-date information about medical conditions, imaging techniques, and treatment options. Using this tool can also help radiologists interpret images, identify abnormalities, and develop more accurate diagnoses. With ChatGPT’s collaboration with radiologists, patient outcomes can perhaps be improved and make healthcare ecosystems more efficient.
"With AI having come to a level at par with human authors, the use of chatbots and natural language processing have the potential to revolutionize the field of medical writing."
-Dr. Som Biswas, MD, MS, DNB, DMRD, MBA
University of Tennessee Health Science Center*
Now let’s unpack and delve further into two top-of-mind “ChatGPT radiology” related questions many in today’s medical imaging industry are pondering:
Question 1: Will Radiologists Be Replaced With AI?Varying opinions exist on whether AI will replace radiologists. While some experts believe that AI has the potential to replace radiologists, others argue that AI will not completely replace radiologists, but rather transform their job by augmenting their capabilities.
There are also different views on the timeline of when such a change will occur. Some experts believe that AI could replace radiologists in the near future, while others think that it will take longer for AI to fully replace radiologists.
Furthermore, there is still uncertainty around the potential impact of AI on the radiology field. On one hand, AI has the potential to improve the accuracy and efficiency of radiology diagnoses, whereas on the other it could also lead to a reduction in radiology jobs and changes in the radiologist’s role.
To sum it all up, whether AI will completely replace radiologists or not remains an ongoing topic of debate.
Question 2: Can ChatGPT Analyze Medical Images Such as X-Rays, CT Scans, and MRIs?Yes—X-rays, PET scans, and MRIs may all be analyzed with ChatGPT. By leveraging deep learning algorithms, ChatGPT can detect abnormalities and provide detailed insights into medical images. Not only is it able to scan medical images quickly and accurately, it has the ability to identify characteristics that the human eye cannot see as well.
This technology may be used to locate organs, detect malignancies (e.g., tumors), and diagnose illnesses. Other possible applications include surgical planning and tracking the progress of a patient’s condition…even neurology and oncology (i.e., detecting changes in the brain or the presence of cancerous cells).
Hospitals and other medical institutions all around the world are utilizing ChatGPT’s technology to enhance patient care. Another area where it is being employed is in research projects focused on developing new treatments and therapies. ChatGPT is revolutionizing the way medical images are analyzed, which translates to improved patient care and outcomes.
Recently, a team of researchers found that, though ChaptGPT was effective in providing automation to various writing tasks, these “ChatGPT radiology reports” still required active prompting from a human writer. As Dr. Biswas pointed out, “Some words in this report were not correct. However, that can be edited by the human radiologist. The majority of the report was good enough to be used as a draft that a radiologist could edit to significantly reduce reporting time.”
"As we navigate the decisions about using AI-based technologies like ChatGPT, it is essential that we proceed with caution."
-Yiqiu Shen, MS
New York University’s Center for Data Science*
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