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The state of AI in medical imaging • Part II

18 August 2022. The second column on this topic — originating from a TRTF Round Table Colloquium arranged earlier this year — is entitled "Are ra­dio­lo­gists’ neurons faster and cheaper?" Or, more ge­ne­ral­ly asked, "Are human neu­rons faster and cheaper than AI?" The answer is yes — but …

AI and failing health systems. There are several 'buts', among them the question if there are any radiologists available to read ima­ges, are the ima­ges read by radiographers instead, or are they not read at all?

Surveys of radiological associations and acceptance by potential users. Surveys by ra­dio­lo­gi­cal so­cie­ties and con­sult­ing firms are sobering: ar­ti­fi­cial intel­li­gence faces a slow acceptance and is achieving fairly limited success.

The classification of AI. Fact is that many people do not not know the difference between artificial intelligence and computer-assisted diagnosis. What are expert medical diagnosis systems such as supervised or unsupervised computer assisted detection or diagnosis (CAD) or machine (deep) learning (ML)?

Suddenly one finds publications about unexpected problems. There are numerous risks, ‘second-order’ effects, and un­ex­pect­ed, un­con­troll­able im­pli­ca­tions of em­ploy­ing AI/CAD/ML. Which ones are potentially dangerous?

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2022

The 33rd year of Rinckside

The state of AI in medical imaging • Part II
Are radiologists’ neurons faster and cheaper?

Vol. 33,3 | 18 August 2022.

The state of AI in medical imaging • Part I
Looking into the future with blinkers on.

Vol. 33,2 | 18 March 2022.

Not being wired properly?
Vol. 33,1 | 12 January 2022.




Special Supplements

Santiago Ramón y Cajal:
Rules and Advice on Scientific Investigation — Daunting worries of the novice.

Vol. 33,S3 | "Special Supplement" courtesy of "A Small Café."
A Small Café. September 2022.
Versión en español | Spanish version  

Image Characteristics: The MR Image | Image Contrast.
Vol. 33,S2 | "Special Supplement" courtesy of TRTF.
Offprint from: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. A Critical Introduction. Preprint of the 13th edition. 2022/23.

Image Data Transformation: k-Space.
Vol. 33,S1 | "Special Supplement" courtesy of TRTF.
Offprint from: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. A Critical Introduction. Preprint of the 13th edition. 2022/23.

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2021

All is not what it seems in the messy world of research.
Don't play it again, Sam

Vol. 32,6 | 1 November 2021.

Epidemics and medical imaging
Vol. 32,5 | 15 September 2021.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging • The 50th anniversary
Vol. 32,4 | 11 August 2021.

All quiet at the MR contrast agent front?
Vol. 32,3 | 6 July 2021.

New realities in medical imaging.
Vol. 32,2 | 3 May 2021

Smashing the magnetic field strength dogma.
MRI: an unexpected change.

Vol. 32,1 | 13 February 2021.



Special Supplements

Siegfried Ostrowski:
The fate of Jewish physicians in the Third Reich —
An eyewitness account from the years 1933-1939.

Introduction and translation by Peter A. Rinck.
Vol. 32,S4 | "Special Supplement" courtesy of "A Small Café."
A Small Café. June 2021.
Deutsche Fassung | German version  

Contrast Agents in Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
Vol. 32,S3 | "Special Supplement" courtesy of TRTF.
Offprint from: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. A Critical Introduction. Preprint of the 13th edition. 2022/23.

Image Processing and Visualization.
Vol. 32,S2 | "Special Supplement" courtesy of TRTF.
Offprint from: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. A Critical Introduction. Preprint of the 13th edition. 2022/23.

Relaxation Times and Basic Pulse Sequences.
Vol. 32,S1 | "Special Supplement" courtesy of TRTF.
Offprint from: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. A Critical Introduction. Preprint of the 13th edition. 2022/23.

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2020

To see and to be seen.
Teleconsultations and rating sites aren't all good news.

Vol. 31,7 | 10 December 2020.

Speech is silver, but silence is golden.
Vol. 31,6 | 28 September 2020.

Congresses – a feel­ing of un­cer­tain­ty.
(II) A case in point: ECR and the Corona fallout.

Vol. 31,5 | 6 July 2020.

Congresses – a feel­ing of un­cer­tain­ty.
(I) The case of ECR.

Vol. 31,4 | 6 July 2020.

Will the Corona crisis clean up health care?
Vol. 31,3 | 29 April 2020.

The great data garbage heap.
Vol. 31,2 | 27 March 2020.

Safety first or last?
Vol. 31,1 | 8 January 2020.



Special Supplement

Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Safety of Patients and Personnel.
Vol. 31,S1 | "Special Supplement" courtesy of TRTF.
Offprint from: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. A Critical Introduction. Preprint of the 13th edition. 2022/23.

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Vol30

2019

The prime minister's wife builds a new hospital.
Vol. 30,6 | 15 July 2019.

Artificial intelligence meets va­li­di­ty.
Vol. 30,5 | 15 June 2019.

At the crossroads: MR contrast agents.
Vol. 30,4 | 30 May 2019.

MR Imaging: Quo Vadis?
Vol. 30,3 | 15 May 2019.

Getting ready for ECR.
Vol. 30,2 | 25 February 2019.

Radiologists: To see and not to be seen.
Vol. 30,1 | 25 January 2019.



Special Supplement

An Excursion into the History of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
Vol. 30,S1 | "Special Supplement" courtesy of TRTF.
Offprint from: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. A Critical Introduction. Preprint of the 13th edition. 2022/23.

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Vol29

2018

Will artificial intelligence increase costs of me­di­cal imag­ing?
Vol. 29,6 | 21 November 2018.

Some reflections on artificial in­tel­li­gen­ce in me­di­cine.
Vol. 29,5 | 26 September 2018.

The dilution and demise of human expertise.
Vol. 29,4 | 4 July 2018.

German newspapers and the gadolinium controversy.
Vol. 29,3 | 18 April 2018.

Some side effects of the great gadolinium scare.
Vol. 29,2 | 14 February 2018.

Mapping the biological world.
Vol. 29,1 | 19 November 2017 / 29 January 2018.



Special Supplement

Research and Science: From Individuals to Societies — Alexander von Humboldt in Spain.
Vol. 30,S1 | "Special Supplement" courtesy of "A Small Café."
A Small Café. September 2018.

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Vol22

2011

Are smartphones changing behavior in medical practice?
Vol. 22,12 | 3 January 2012.

"Special Supplements" — Are smartphones changing behavior in medical practice?

 Versione italiana
 Versión en español
 Version française

Commercial forces can distort reality in imaging.
Vol. 22,11 | 14 November 2011.

Let's "scan" the patient. Or: Is it OK to refer to an MR "scan"?
Vol. 22,10 | 24 October 2011.

CAD as CAD can.
Vol. 22,9 | 19 September 2011.

Wikipedia: Information you can trust?
Vol. 22,8 | 15 August 2011.

The jury's still out on airport body scanners.
Vol. 22,7 | 19 July 2011.

Why 'feminization' of radiology is good news for patients.
Vol. 22,6 | 20 June 2011.

Everybody suffers from publishers' thirst for quick profits.
Vol. 22,5 | 16 May 2011.

Rude awakening: Will radiographers eventually take over?
Vol. 22,4 | 19 April 2011.

The Guttenberg snippets.
Vol. 22,3 | 23 March 2011.

Handle with care: The radiation debate.
Vol. 22,2 | 9 March 2011.

Weltfremd is of no value to your patients.
Vol. 22,1 | 2 March 2011.

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Vol21

2010

Critics line up to pour scorn on impact factor.
Vol. 21,3 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2010; 26,10: 10-11.

Airport security scanners arouse intense controversy.
Vol. 21,2 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2010; 26,3: 13-15.

Thirty years take MRI from the cutting edge to sustainability.
Vol. 21,1 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2010; 26,2: 7,8,14.



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Vol20

2009

Recent events at WHO prove that bigger is not always better.
Vol. 20,3 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2009; 25, 8: 14,16,39.

From ECR 2009: "The latest results …"
Vol. 20,3 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Webcasts. 6 March 2009.

From ECR 2009: "Walking down the corridors …"
Vol. 20,3 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Webcasts. 18 March 2009.



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Vol19

2008

Radiologists meet with heavy collateral damage.
Vol. 19,3 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2008; 24,6: 19-21.

If it moves, radiologists will want to screen it.
Vol. 19,2 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2008; 24,5: 12-13, 39.

From ECR 2008: What did you learn in school today?
Vol. 19,1 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. March 2008.



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Vol18

2007

Quo vadis — where is medical imaging heading?
Vol. 18,2 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2007; 23,11: 19-20.

Pediatric radiology requires wide skill set.
Vol. 18,1 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2007; 23,5: 15-17.






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Vol17

2006

MR contrast agents reach 25-year landmark.
Vol. 17,2 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2006; 22, 9: 17-19.

From ECR 2006: Drive for perfection has potential downside.
Vol. 17,1 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2006; 22,5: 15-16.






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Vol16

2005

Radiology must regain initiative in research.
Vol. 16,3 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2005; 21, 12: 10-13.

 Versión en español.
"Special Supplement" — Expanded version in Spanish (pdf)

Functional imaging leads hunt for 'buy' trigger.
Vol. 16,2 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2005; 21,8: 25-27.

What has really happened in radiology since 1985?
Vol. 16,1 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2005; 21,4: 17, 20.

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Vol15

2004

Radiology philosophy: Cartesian versus confusion.
Vol. 15,3 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2004; 20,10: 17-19.

Are radiologists guilty of killing their patients?
Vol. 15,2 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2004; 20,4: 13-14.

From ECR 2004: More science and love, less fiction.
Vol. 15,1 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. March 2004.



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Vol14

2003

Researchers must define 'evidence-based'.
Vol. 14,2 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2003; 19,11: 21,23,47.

From ECR 2003: From EPOS without EROS to L5/S1.
Vol. 14,2 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. March 2003.







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Vol13

2002

Expertise and judgment ensure turf war success.
Vol. 13,4 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2002; 18,12: 13-14.

New, improved radiology demands better analysis.
Vol. 13,3 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2002; 18,10: 11-13.

Screening programs must show clear benefits.
Vol. 13,2 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2002; 18,5: 12-14.

Fundamentals benefit image reading.
Vol. 13,1 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2002; 18,3: 13-15.

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Vol12

2001

Europe gets entangled in complex language web.
Vol. 12,4 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2001; 17,12: 22-23.

Radiology is a service industry.
Vol. 12,3 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2001; 17,7: 11-13.

Resist healthcare's black market temptation.
Vol. 12,2 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2001; 17,5: 21-23.

Beware of fads, fashions, and market-speak.
Vol. 12,1 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2001; 17,3. 19-20.

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Vol11

2000

Radiologists play god at their own risk.
Vol. 11,4 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2000; 16,10: 13-14.

Bureaucracy and waste tarnish EU grants.
Vol. 11,3 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2000; 16,10: 23-24.

Politics and medicine make an unhealthy mix.
Vol. 11,2 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2000; 16,5: 19-20.

Tradenames confuse, bewilder, and amuse.
Vol. 11,1 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2000; 16,3: 27-28.

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Vol09

1998

They who teach are brave, not incompetent.
Vol. 9,2 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 1998; 14,9: 21-22.

Perils of being politically correct.
Vol. 9,1 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 1998; 14,3: 21-22.







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Vol08

1997

Facts and figures – fiction and frustrations. Or: Statistics lead to frustration, falsehoods.
Vol. 8,4 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 1997; 13,8: 17-18.

From ECR 1997: The European Congress of Radiology – a European success story.
Vol. 8,3 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 1997; 13,7: 17-18.

Time to think again about computers.
Vol. 8,2 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 1997; 13,5: 23-24.

When acronyms cause confusion. Or: Alphabet Soup [with comments from Hamlet].
Vol. 8,1 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 1997; 13,3: 19-21.

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Vol07

1996

Surviving life on the congress treadmill.
Vol. 7,4 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 1996; 12,8: 15-19.

The end of abundant times for radiologists?
Vol. 7,3 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 1996; 12,6: 19-20.

Helping means more than a hand-out – radiology in developing countries.
Vol. 7,2 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 1996; 12,4: 17-18.

Radiology and epidemics, new and old.
Vol. 7,1 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 1996; 12,2: 15-16.

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Vol06

1995

Drawbacks of the information autobahn.
Vol. 6,3 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe 1995; 11,8: 16, 49.

News from the ultrasound front: avoiding abuse and overuse of ultrasound.
Vol. 6,2 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 1995; 11,4: 15-16.

Do we need so many gadolinium chelates?
Vol. 6,1 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 1995; 11,3: 15,54.



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Vol05

1994

Do radiologists have a future?
Vol. 5,4 | and: Diagnostic Imaging International 1994; 10,6: 19-20.

Publish and you might perish anyway.
Vol. 5,3 | and: Diagnostic Imaging International 1994; 10,4: 9-10.

Medical ethics and the military.
Vol. 5,2 | and: Diagnostic Imaging International. 1994; 10,2: 19-20.

Playing with numbers in the health care game.
Vol. 5,1 | and: Diagnostic Imaging International 1994; 10,1: 7,55.

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Vol04

1993

Why cutting costs is so hard in Europe.
Vol. 4,3 | and: Diagnostic Imaging International 1993; 9,7: 5,54.

Better training leads to less costly health system.
Vol. 4,2 | and: Diagnostic Imaging International 1993; 9,5: 5,44.

MR imaging: reimbursement and costs – a European potpourri.
Vol. 4,3 | and: Diagnostic Imaging International 1993; 9,1: 5,51.



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Vol03

1992

How to purchase an MR machine.
Vol. 3,4 | and: Diagnostic Imaging International 1992; 8,6: 5-8.

What is behind high costs in medical care?
Vol. 3,3 | and: Diagnostic Imaging International 1992; 8,5: 7,53.

Beyond the basics: is knowledge power?
Vol. 3,2 | and: Diagnostic Imaging International 1992; 8,3: 7,48,50

What is normal?
Vol. 3,1 | and: Hospimedica. 1992; 10,1: 20-22.

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Vol01-2

1990 | 1991

The slow life of clinical spectroscopy.
Vol. 2,3 | and: Hospimedica 1991; 9,9: 16-18.

The field-strength war.
Vol. 2,2 | and: ospimedica 1991; 9,4: 16-18.

Relaxation times blues.
Vol. 2,1 | and: Hospimedica 1991; 9,3: 16-20.

Magnetic resonance imaging: How it all began
Vol. 1,1 | and: Hospimedica 1990; latest version: Book chapter, in: Rinck PA: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. BoD, Germany. 2020.



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Rinck is my last name, and a rink is an area of com­bat or con­test.

Rink­side means by the rink. In a double mean­ing “Rinck­side” means the page by Rinck. Some­times I could also imagine “Rinck­sighs”, “Rinck­sights” or “Rinck­sites” …
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