ACR Data Science Institute begins releasing AI use cases for industry feedback

The American College of Radiology Data Science Institute (ACR DSI), which first launched in May 2017, has started releasing use cases from its TOUCH-AI library for industry feedback. A final release is scheduled for later this year.

To build the library, the ACR DSI has received feedback on use cases from numerous organizations that specialize in artificial intelligence (AI), electronic medical records, PACS, analytics and more.

“As we are working to obtain and incorporate feedback into our preliminary use cases, we are seeing a groundswell of support for the information we are providing,” Laura Coombs, ACR senior director of informatics, said in a prepared statement. “This is an exciting stage of use case development because every bit of feedback, no matter how small, has the potential to profoundly affect both the industry and clinicians’ ability to create and deploy AI technology.”

The ACR DSI said that once its TOUCH-AI library is released, it will be free to the public and “present a clear path to vendors, clinicians and patients on where AI will be able to improve patient care.”