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Dec 1, 2020

RSNA 2020: AI highlights from an all-virtual annual meeting

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The annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America highlighted how artificial intelligence is being used to augment medical imaging.


RSNA 2020, the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, showcases the latest research advances and product developments in all areas of radiology. Here’s a selection of studies presented at this year’s all-virtual event, all of which demonstrate the increasingly prevalent role played by artificial intelligence (AI) techniques in diagnostic imaging applications.

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