Title: Standards for Reporting Artificial Intelligence Research using Burns Image Datasets
Speakers: Fiona Smith
In recent years there has been increasing interest in AI applications in Plastic Surgery. In particular, the additional objectivity that computer vision approaches could bring to otherwise subjective visual analysis has been identified as being of particular utility to a speciality which concerns itself with the restoration of form and function. The literature includes several systematic reviews of proof-of-concept studies and early applications of computer vision approaches in the Plastic Surgery domain but their conclusions have often been hindered by a lack of standardised reporting of methods and results. This review firstly explores the current legislative environment for AI research that uses patient image datasets and then summarises key ethical considerations that are raised on review of AI burns care research. Finally, a basic framework for the reporting of burns image datasets that are used for AI research is suggested. It is hoped that this work will contribute to wider legislative discussions with more stakeholders.