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Assessing the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) in oral radiology

In the last few years, artificial intelligence (AI) has become a much-debated topic in radiology. A recent scientific study by AIAS Fellow Ruben Pauwels and co-author assess dentists and dental students’ attitude regarding the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) in oral radiology. The authors suggest that it is pivotal to incorporate AI topics in dental training curricula.

2021.02.23 | Lena Bering

AI is revolutionizing the field of radiology, but several aspects regarding its implementation are still highly unclear. The study by Ruben Pauwels et al entitled ‘Attitude of Brazilian dentists and dental students regarding the future role of artificial intelligence in oral radiology: a multicenter survey’ in: Dentomaxillofacial Radiology found that there is an overall excitement regarding AI by current and future dentists. Furthermore, concerns regarding the potential obsolescence of dentists or specialists (notably, oral radiologists) in the near or distant future were alleviated by an increased understanding of the principles and applications of AI, in the form of a lecture.

In the context of the ongoing AI revolution, it is essential to ensure that current and future clinical practitioners are up-to-date regarding the current state and potential of this technology. The number of published research studies on AI in radiology is increasing considerably, but evidence-based guidelines and position statements are pending, especially in dentistry. The results of the recent study point to the necessity in ensuring that the current and future generation of dentists are prepared to use AI.

Scientific article

Attitude of Brazilian dentists and dental students regarding the future role of artificial intelligence in oral radiology: a multicenter survey” in: Dentomaxillofacial Radiology by Ruben Pauwels and Yumi Chokyu Del Rey.

Contact

Ruben Pauwels, AIAS Fellow, Associate Professor
ruben.pauwels@aias.au.dk 

Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, AIAS
Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B
DK-8000 Aarhus C
Denmark

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