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The American College of Radiology Data Science Institute®  collaborates with radiology professionals, industry leaders, government agencies, patients, and other stakeholders to facilitate the development and implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) applications that will help improve patient care.

ACR DSI is developing a framework for implementation of machine learning in the radiological professions that:

  • Defines clinically relevant use cases for the development of AI algorithms in medical imaging, interventional radiology and radiation oncology
  • Establishes a methodology and provides tools and metrics for creating algorithm training, testing, and validation data sets around these use cases
  • Develops standardized pathways for implementing AI algorithms in clinical practice
  • Creates opportunities for monitoring the effectiveness of AI algorithms in clinical practice
  • Addresses the regulatory, legal, and ethical issues associated with AI in medical imaging, interventional radiology, and radiation oncology

ACR DSI's mission is to:

  • Leverage the value of radiology professionals through clinically relevant use case development and clinical workflow integration as AI evolves
  • Ensure patient safety through algorithm validation and by advising government agencies, such as the FDA, to enhance the regulatory approval process in ways that benefit and protect patients
  • Establish industry relationships by defining clinically valuable use cases, working with the FDA and other agencies to develop an effective regulatory process for algorithm approval, and creating pathways to integrate AI models into the clinical workflow
  • Educate radiology professionals and other stakeholders about artificial intelligence and the ACR’s role in data science for the good of our patients.

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ACR DSI Leadership

Christoph Wald, MD, PhD, FACR

Christoph Wald, MD, PhD, MBA, FACR

ACR Commission on Informatics

Bibb Allen Jr., MD, FACR

ACR DSI Chief Medical Officer
keith dreyer

Keith J. Dreyer, DO, PhD, FACR

ACR DSI Chief Science Officer


Mike Tilkin

ACR Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Laura Coombs, PhD

Vice President, ACR DSI and Informatics
Chris Treml

Chris Treml

ACR DSI Director of Operations

ACR DSI Senior Scientists

ACR DSI senior scientists are a council of physicians, medical physicists, data scientists and software engineers who provide expert support for  DSI activities.

They use their experience and skills to guide AI use case development and serve as institute ambassadors to promote collaborations around the safe and effective implementation of AI with other professional organizations, industry, governmental agencies and patient groups.

The ACR DSI senior scientists are:

  • Sheela Agarwal, MD, MBA, New York, NY
  • Tarik Alkasab, MD, Boston, MA
  • Katherine P. Andriole, PhD, Boston, MA
  • Bernardo Canedo Bizzo, MD, Boston, MA
  • Garry Choy, MD, Sunnyvale, CA
  • Curtiland Deville Jr., MD, Baltimore, MD
  • Adam E. Flanders, MD, Philadelphia, PA
  • J. Raymond Geis, MD, FACR, Fort Collins, CO
  • C. Matthew Hawkins, MD, Atlanta, GA
  • Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer, PhD, Boston MA
  • Matthew P. Lungren, MD, MPH, Palo Alto, CA
  • Gregory N. Nicola, MD, Hackensack, NJ
  • Chris L. Sistrom, MD, MPH, PhD, Gainesville, FL
  • Neil Tenenholtz, PhD, Boston, MA

Data Science Subspecialty Panel Chairs

Panels composed of professionals with clinical expertise and backgrounds in informatics and data science are developing an array of ACR DSI use cases

ACR DSI Data Science Subspecialty Panel chairs are:

  • Abdominal │Luther B. Adair, II, MD, DABR, Las Vegas, NV
  • Breast Imaging │Bhavika Patel, MD, Phoenix, AZ
  • Breast Imaging │Robert Rosenberg, MD, FACR, FSBI, Albuquerque, NM
  • Cardiac │Carlo De Cecco, MD, PhD, Atlanta, GA
  • Interventional │Jeremy Durack, MD, MS, New York, NY
  • Musculoskeletal │Jay W. Patti, MD, Charlotte, NC
  • Neuroradiology │Alexander M. Norbash, MD, FACR, San Diego, CA
  • Neuroradiology │Christopher T. Whitlow, MD, PhD, MHA, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Neuroradiology │Sumit Niogi, MD, Phd, New York, NY
  • Neuroradiology │John Tsiouris, MD, New York, NY
  • Oncology │ Reid F. Thompson, MD, PhD, Portland, OR
  • Pediatric │Steven Blumer, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAP, Wilmington, DE
  • Thoracic │Carol Wu, MD, Houston, TX
  • Non-Interpretative │ Alexander J. Towbin, MD, Cincinnati, OH
  • Non-Interpretative │Adam B. Prater, MD, MPH, Atlanta, GA

ACR AI Advisory Group

The ACR AI Advisory Group brings representatives of various stakeholder contingents within the radiological professions to ensure ACR DSI and other College initiatives around AI are supported by and supportive of the membership. The group brings together voices from radiology’s diverse membership communities to ensure that the value each contingent delivers has been recognized and included in the discussion. ACR AI Advisory Group members include:

  • Chair - Howard B. Fleishon, MD, FACR, Phoenix, AZ
  • Christine Abbott, Augusta, GA
  • Bibb Allen Jr., MD, FACR, Birmingham, AL
  • Katherine P. Andriole, PhD, FSIIM, Branford, CT
  • Jamaal Benjamin, MD, PhD, Haverford, PA
  • Ruth Carlos, MD, FACR, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Amanda Crowell Itliong, Rochester, MI
  • Lori Deitte, MD, FACR, Nashville, TN
  • Keith J. Dreyer, DO, PhD, FACR, Boston, MA
  • J. Raymond Geis, MD, FACR, Fort Collins, CO
  • Judy W. Gichoya, MD, Atlanta, GA
  • Lauren Golding, MD, Summerfield, NC
  • H. Benjamin Harvey, MD, JD, Boston, MA
  • Stephen H. Hobbs, PhD, Augusta, GA
  • Laura Janisse, MFA, Portland, OR
  • Marc D. Kohli, MD, San Francisco, CA
  • Amy L. Kotsenas, MD, FACR, Rochester, MN
  • Neil U. Lall, MD, Atlanta, GA
  • David B. Larson, MD, MBA, Portola Valley, CA
  • Johnson B. Lightfoote, MD, FACR, San Dimas, CA
  • Mahadevappa Mahesh, MS, PhD, FACR, Baltimore, MD 
  • Jean-Philippe Masson, MD, Paris, FRA
  • Geraldine B. McGinty, MD, MBA, FACR, New York, NY
  • Natasha Monga, MD, Cleveland, OH
  • Gregory N. Nicola, MD, FACR, New York, NY
  • Robert S. Pyatt Jr., MD, FACR, Chambersburg, PA
  • Lindsey Shea, MD, Indianapolis, IN
  • Ezequiel Silva III, MD, FACR, San Antonio, TX
  • William Small Jr, MD, FACR , Maywood, IL
  • An Tang, MD, MSc, Montreal, CAN
  • Christoph Wald, MD, PhD, FACR, Nahant, MA
  • Monica J. Wood, MD, Cambridge, MA
  • Pamela K. Woodard, MD, FACR, St. Louis, MO