Semin Musculoskelet Radiol 2020; 24(01): 003-011
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-3401041
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Artificial Intelligence Explained for Nonexperts

Narges Razavian
1  Department of Radiology and Population Health, NYU Langone Health and NYU Center for Data Science, New York, New York
Florian Knoll
2  Department of Radiology, NYU Langone Health, New York, New York
Krzysztof J. Geras
3  Department of Radiology, NYU Langone Health and NYU Center for Data Science, New York, New York
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Publication Date:
28 January 2020 (online)


Artificial intelligence (AI) has made stunning progress in the last decade, made possible largely due to the advances in training deep neural networks with large data sets. Many of these solutions, initially developed for natural images, speech, or text, are now becoming successful in medical imaging. In this article we briefly summarize in an accessible way the current state of the field of AI. Furthermore, we highlight the most promising approaches and describe the current challenges that will need to be solved to enable broad deployment of AI in clinical practice.

Financial Disclosure

We acknowledge support from the National Institutes of Health under grants R01-EB024532, P41-EB017183, and R21 EB027241.