What is an RCSI Online short course?
RCSI understands that healthcare professionals need to continuously grow and learn, enhancing their skills and expertise to meet the needs of an ever-evolving and complex healthcare environment and the changing demands of their roles. We know that sometimes a short and focused course in a specific subject area is all you need to meet your professional development needs at a point in time.
Our new and exciting CPD short courses will allow you to access transformative education, with topics and content delivered by subject-matter experts with industry experience and expertise. You will have access to leading-edge, highly relevant content delivered in a stimulating online learning environment, with exciting weekly course themes and formative knowledge checks. Each week, you will engage in a 1.5-hour live webinar session, accompanied by self-paced online activities to earn an RCSI Certificate on completion.
Why AI & Medical Imaging?
Artificial intelligence (AI) has enormous potential for use in medical imaging, which many specialties rely on for routine clinical care. Medical imaging – or more specifically clinical radiology – has several building blocks to allow AI to thrive: large relatively well-structured data sets; a history of digital adoption; and scale and growth in demand, but with persistent workload and funding pressures which incentivise innovation. AI can help enhance efficiency and free radiologists from low-value tasks to focus on the higher value-adding aspects of their role.
AI is already being widely adopted in the field of radiology and has demonstrated potential to outperform experienced radiologists in aspects of their clinical work. The adoption of AI in medical imaging has considerable potential, but brings new challenges such as avoidance of bias and how to explain findings.
This course will explain what AI is, and how it could be used to enhance patient care in medical imaging. It will also help you to consider the opportunities of AI and how associated risks can be best mitigated in a clinical setting.