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Driving AI Adoption: What Radiology Can Learn From Self-Driving Vehicles
By Margaret M. Fynes, MD, and Nathaniel E. Shalom, MD

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A 30-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department (ED) after developing acute onset chest pain and difficulty breathing. A chest X-ray suggested a loose left C6 screw. The patient had previously undergone C6-7 anterior cervical discectomy with fusion (ACDF), 18 months prior to admission, for a large C6-7 herniated nucleus pulposus on the right side and severe C7 radiculopathy. He did well for many months. In the five to six months prior to admission, he complained of increasing neck pain and some swallowing difficulty. He was found to have a pseudoarthrosis and was initially treated nonsurgically. His symptoms worsened, however, and a cervical spine radiograph two months previous demonstrated a 2 mm back-out of one of the top screws. A posterior cervical fusion/revision was planned before the patient presented emergently. Continue reading »
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