November 08, 2018

ACR Quality and Safety Conference Enjoys Success

Growing interest in quality issues and the application of artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology helped draw a large and attentive audience for the American College of Radiology’s 10th Annual Quality and Safety Conference, held October 26–28 in Boston.

Every session in the expanded two-and-a-half-day program addressed a unique aspect of the integration of AI with medical imaging quality of care and practice concepts. Speakers represented a diverse range of skills and interests to examine the subject matter from multiple perspectives. Attendees consisted largely of radiologists and business managers, with a large number of technologists and radiology residents included as well.

One of this year’s highlights was a presentation on AI and culture change by Maia Hightower, MD, an internal medicine physician and chief medical information officer at University of Iowa Health Care. The topical focus of other presentations addressed recent developments in information technology, informatics, safety and quality leadership.

The College is already working on next year’s quality conference. Details about the meeting date, location and program will be announced soon.