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Social media's role in the perception of radiologists and artificial intelligence

      Highlights

      • Social media is changing how patients get information and interact with physicians.
      • Approximately 85% of radiologists use social media.
      • Most AI-related peer-reviewed publications are geared toward academic audiences.
      • Non-peer-reviewed media fills the void with misleading commentary.
      • Radiologists must lead, using social media, to educate patients and public.

      Abstract

      Social media are impacting all industries and changing the way daily interactions take place. This has been notable in health care as it allows a mechanism to connect patients directly to physicians, advocacy groups, and health care information. Recently, the development of artificial intelligence (AI) applications in radiology has drawn media attention. This has generated a conversation on social media about the expendable role of a radiologist. Often, articles in the lay press have little medical expertise informing opinions about artificial intelligence in radiology. We propose solutions for radiologists to take the lead in the narrative on social media about the role of AI in radiology to better inform and shape public perception about the role of AI in radiology.

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