Radiology is digital since two decades ago and the rest of medicine is also becoming increasingly digitalized. This situation is the pre-requisite for the application of AI. The first results of AI application in radiology are very promising and even the first application in the traditional, in the so-called "talking medicine", are promising. A still unanswered and remaining question is: Who will be the driver bringing AI into medicine?
Michael Forsting is Medical Chairman of Central IT at the University Hospital Essen and Chairman of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology at the University Hospital Essen. His scientific work focuses on experimental and clinical research on stroke, MR imaging of cerebral disorder and brain tumors and endovascular therapy of intracranial vascular malformations. He is Vice Dean (Research) of the Medical Faculty of the University Hospital Essen and Member of the Leopoldina (National Academy of Sciences). He has published more than 500 original papers.