Technology | 10.05.23
Radiologists Deliver Fewer False-Positive Results Than Advanced AI Models
Recent research shows that radiologists outperformed commercially available AI algorithms when diagnosing lung diseases on chest X-rays. Researchers compared the performance of four commercially available AI tools with a pool of 72 radiologists in interpreting 2,040 consecutive adult chest X-rays. “AI systems seem very good at finding disease, but they aren’t as good as radiologists at identifying the absence of disease especially when the chest X-rays are complex," lead author Dr. Louis Plesner of Herlev and Gentofte Hospital in Copenhagen wrote. “Too many false-positive diagnoses would result in unnecessary imaging, radiation exposure and increased costs."