The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) says it aims to make radiologists leading players in the application of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare by becoming the first professional peak body to develop ethical principles for artificial intelligence in medicine.
It says the principles outline the most appropriate use of AI and machine learning, including how both can successfully help drive even better patient care.
RANZCR president, Dr Lance Lawler said application of the principles would maximise the opportunities AI presents, and enable a more efficient and accessible healthcare system that delivers improved outcomes for patients.
“The principles bridge the gap from existing medical ethical frameworks and provide doctors, AI developers and healthcare organisations with guidelines regarding the research and deployment of ML systems and AI tools in medicine,” Lawler said.
RANZCR says its AI working group led the development of the principles and consulted with a broad range of industry, academic, commercial, government stakeholders and other medical colleges, and it would continue to advocate for their adoption across both countries’ healthcare systems.