Special JACR issue highlights radiology’s relationship with AI, machine learning

The American College of Radiology (ACR) announced Thursday, March 1, that it has published a new special issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) focused on artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, data analytics and other related topics.

“Artificial intelligence may enable astounding medical advances,” Bruce J. Hillman, MD, JACR Editor-In-Chief, said in a prepared statement from the ACR. “However, an array of challenges remains to harnessing this technology and maximizing its ability to help the radiologist optimize patient care. This special JACR issue, and subsequent issues, will explore such challenges and opportunities and where appropriate outline possible steps toward fulfilling AI’s transformational potential.”

The issue, available here, includes 15 recently published JACR articles. It also “marks the addition of data science a new pillar of the JACR,” according to the ACR statement.