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Artificial intelligence (AI) has great potential to increase accuracy and efficiency in many aspects of neuroradiology. It provides substantial opportunities for insights into brain pathophysiology, developing models to determine treatment decisions, and improving current prognostication as well as diagnostic algorithms. Concurrently, the autonomous use of AI models introduces ethical challenges regarding the scope of informed consent, risks associated with data privacy and protection, potential database biases, as well as responsibility and liability that might potentially arise. In this manuscript, we will first provide a brief overview of AI methods used in neuroradiology and segue into key methodological and ethical challenges. Specifically, we discuss the ethical principles affected by AI approaches to human neuroscience and provisions that might be imposed in this domain to ensure that the benefits of AI frameworks remain in alignment with ethics in research and healthcare in the future.


This article was originally published in Frontiers in Radiology, available at

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