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NIH to host Artificial Intelligence and Medical Imaging Workshop

Meeting Announcement

NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering

Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging

image: Chest x-ray and corresponding data, a representation of artificial intelligence applied to enhance medical imaging. view more 

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Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies promise to train computers to rapidly and reliably inform clinical decision making for improved diagnoses, treatment plans, and patient outcomes. The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) at NIH will convene science and medical experts from academia, industry, and government at a workshop on Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging.

Among topics to be considered are:

  • The state-of-the-art of AI applications for medical imaging
  • Hurdles to quality, reproducibility, and reliability of AI in medical imaging for clinical use
  • How AI can improve the value of medical imaging and healthcare overall.

In addition to NIBIB, the workshop is co-sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Aging, and the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, all part of the National Institutes of Health; and by the American College of Radiology (ACR), the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), and the Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research.


Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:40 p.m. EDT, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. EDT


Masur Auditorium, Building 10
NIH Main Campus
9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland


Registration is required to attend this meeting; to registister go to A videocast will be available as well. For media interested in either attending, viewing the videocast, or interviewing NIH spokespeople involved in the workshop, please contact Raymond MacDougall, (301) 496-3500,


About the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering: The mission of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) is to improve health by leading the development and accelerating the application of biomedical technologies. The Institute is committed to integrating the physical and engineering sciences with the life sciences to advance basic research and medical care. For more information about the NIBIB, visit

About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation's medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit

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