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Table 1 Professional responses to the introduction of AI in radiology

From: Professionals’ responses to the introduction of AI innovations in radiology and their implications for future adoption: a qualitative study

  Knowledge Attitudes Overall responses
Radiologists Greater bandwidth for information on AI due to professional networks and industry interactions.
More nuanced awareness of the potential applications of AI.
Role related benefits perceived around discarding menial tasks
Acceptance of implications for risk and responsibility. AI not viewed as a threat to professional control and autonomy.
Greater confidence in their ability to shape the future use of AI innovations.
AI viewed more as an opportunity – a new partner in practice.
Common areas of response Awareness of the potential role of AI innovations in mitigating skill shortages.
Relate AI to previous generations of technology, especially CAD (Computer Aided Detection).
Progressive attitudes towards the use of new technologies in practice.
Professional identities linked to adapting to new forms of technology.
Common responses around accepting the introduction of AI innovation to alleviate currently experienced workforce shortages.
Radiographers Information from a narrower range of sources; more constrained by everyday job demands and more reliant on localized personal networks AI viewed as potentially deskilling of their roles, and possibly undermining job security.
Greater concern over the implications for risk and responsibility.
Greater uncertainty about the implications of AI for their work roles.
Concern about the potential impact on their skills.