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Artificial intelligence (AI)

Conversations are happening across the globe to discuss how AI could improve healthcare, and the risks and benefits in each scenario. The Royal College of Radiologists is working hard to be the voice of our specialties when it comes to AI in healthcare.

Our AI registry has launched

We're working to make this registry the best it can be for you, and this is a work in progress. Explore, try it out, and let us know your feedback.

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) products are developing rapidly in the field of medical imaging and a wave of deployment is expected in the near future. This may take place in a clinical setting either whilst an algorithm is under evaluation or once approved. 

We are collating a first-of-its-kind registry of all AI deployed in imaging 
across the UK, and working on how to practically quality assure algorithms once deployed.

About the AI Registry

Embracing AI to support the NHS in delivering early diagnoses

The Royal College of Radiologists and The Royal College of Pathologists have published a joint report following a meeting they co-chaired at 10 Downing Street to discuss the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in the NHS. 

Read the report

Overcoming barriers

Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools have long been anticipated as potentially transformative for diagnostic imaging. In our AI stakeholder day, we discussed some of the potential barriers to implementation, and how to overcome them.

Read more

New code of conduct

The Royal College of Radiologists has welcomed a new official code of conduct from the Department of Health and Social Care, detailing guidance for the development of artificial intelligence (AI) tools in healthcare.

AI support for interpretation of images

Taking hold of the emerging development in AI, The Royal College of Radiologists recently held a forum that brought together clinicians, academics and researchers from the worlds of computer science, mathematics and medicine.

Guidance for the identification of lung diseases

HSIB have recommended that the NHS ‘develops guidance to support independent benchmarking and validation of artificial intelligence algorithms for the identification of lung diseases such as cancer’. The College has taken up the development of this guidance in collaboration with a number of global societies. 

NIHR workshop recordings

In December 2023, we hosted an AI-focused workshop run jointly with the National Institute for Health and Care Research.

Many of the talks were recorded, and can be found by clicking the link below.


Upcoming Events

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  • Coming soon: Clinical Radiology Artificial Intelligence (AI): Blended learning course

    Delivered by our expert AI faculty and for radiologists and allied healthcare professionals at any level of training or experience, this blended learning course will give you a global overview of AI in radiology and what it means for the specialty. Express your interest to receive priority booking when registration opens.

    12 CPD credits
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    Shaping the future of AI in healthcare: Learning from practice - Global AI Conference 2025

    Join us at our 1st Global AI Conference as we bring together leading doctors, policy makers, educators and innovators to share clinical expertise and best practice and discuss the latest cutting-edge developments in this rapidly moving area of healthcare.


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Looking into artificial intelligence is just one of the ways we support our members and Fellows. Head to our services hub to find out about access to iRefer, all our publications, and our section on management and service delivery.

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