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The aim of this study was to qualitatively explore the perception of radiographers in relation to the integration and acceptance of artificial intelligence (AI) in medical imaging practice on the continent of Africa. Participants of this study consisted solely of radiographers working in Africa between March and August 2020. The study demonstrated a positive outlook regarding AI in relation to clinical quality improvement, competent diagnosis, research improvement, and more. However, there were also concerns with the implementation of AI, including job security and data protection. The authors concluded that the inclusion of AI modules in the training of future radiographers is highly recommended.

Key points

  • Radiographers working in Africa reported their willingness to accept artificial intelligence (AI) in medical imaging practice.
  • The African radiography workforce is concerned about job security and lack of knowledge regarding AI.
  • AI-related training programmes and roadmaps for its implementation in Africa are urgently needed.

Article: Artificial intelligence in medical imaging practice in Africa: a qualitative content analysis study of radiographers’ perspectives

Authors: William Kwadwo Antwi, Theophilus N. Akudjedu & Benard Ohene Botwe

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