The doctor-patient relationship with artificial intelligence

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OBJECTIVE. The doctor-patient relationship has been evolving from benevolent paternalism to a more patient-centered relationship in the modern era. Although artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to improve nearly every aspect of health care, many physicians are skeptical about integrating AI into their current medical practice. The purpose of this article is to explore what AI means for the doctor-patient relationship and for breast imaging radiologists. CONCLUSION. The promise of AI is its potential to release physicians from tasks that are better performed by automation. AI may enhance our diagnostic accuracy to the point that we are able to refocus on the art of the doctor-patient relationship.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)308-310
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2019


  • Artificial intelligence
  • Breast imaging
  • Breast imaging radiologist
  • Deep learning
  • Patient-doctor relationship

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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