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Two images of the same knee. The image on the right was created by AI, while the one on the left represents the conventional approach.
Two images of the same knee. The image on the right was created by AI, while the one on the left represents the conventional approach. (Facebook / NYU School of Medicine/)

Gina Ciavarra is sitting in a dark room at NYU Langone Health in Manhattan. It's a reading room, a space for radiologists like her to examine X-ray and MRI scans. The monitors in front of her display grayscale images of a de-identified patient's knee, and in them she detects one key problem: a torn ACL. "This is definitely abnormal," Ciavarra explains.

But there's another evaluation that Ciavarra must make, in addition to scanning the swirls of bone, ligaments, fat, cartilage, and tendons for problems like tears or . Was this particular knee scan created by

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