Facial-Recognition Software Was Able to Identify Patients from MRI Scans

October 24, 2019

(The Wall Street Journal) – Facial-recognition software correctly matched photos of research volunteers to unidentified medical scans of their heads, in a new study of images that are commonly used in brain research. The finding draws attention to a privacy threat that will increase with technology improvements and the growth of health-care data, experts in medical imaging and facial recognition said.