It’s not the robots that radiologists should fear

Forget AI, a different group may threaten the specialty, study shows

If you read the medical press, you will assume radiologists live in fear of mass unemployment under the looming threat of machine-learning robots.

Robot doctor

Australian Doctor reported last year that radiologists had been compared to Wile E ­Coyote at the point where the cartoon character runs off the edge of a cliff.

His pedalling feet keep him upright but there’s no way back and only seconds until gravity kicks in.

But a study in the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology offers another view.