14 April 2020

Position Statement: Artificial Intelligence and COVID-19

RANZCR supports research into Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other advanced medical imaging technologies to assist in the clinical care of patients with COVID-19. However, RANZCR does not recommend the use of CT imaging to screen for or diagnose COVID-19 with or without the use of AI to assist diagnosis. As detailed in RANZCR’s statement on the use of imaging in COVID-19 disease (with similar statements from the American College of Radiology (ACR), and Society of Thoracic Radiology (STR)), CT is unsuitable for the screening and diagnosis of COVID-19. Internationally, CT has predominantly been used when other forms of testing, such as RT – PCR are unavailable, insensitive, or both. This is not the case in Australia or New Zealand at present.

Read the position statement in full below and visit our COVID-19 Updates pages for further resources and advice for members.

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