Erik Ridley

Erik is senior editor at AuntMinnie.com and focuses on coverage of artificial intelligence and imaging informatics. He joined the website in 2000 and has 24 years of radiology journalism experience, including previous stints with Diagnostic Imaging magazine, Diagnostic Imaging Scan newsletter, and PACS and Networking News. Erik holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Connecticut.

Articles by this author
Can AI help radiologists detect more rib fractures on CT?
July 22, 2021 -- Radiologists may be able to improve their sensitivity for detecting rib fractures on CT exams by using an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm, according to research published July 21 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence.  Discuss
AI automatically quantifies plaque on CCTA
July 20, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can accurately quantify plaque on coronary CT angiography (CCTA) exams, according to research presented July 16 at the annual meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.  Discuss
AI assesses atherosclerosis, morphology in NSTEMI patients
July 20, 2021 -- Atherosclerosis and vessel morphology can be evaluated in non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) patients by an artificial intelligence (AI) model, according to an e-poster at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography annual meeting.  Discuss
New CPT code for radiology AI brings hope, but patience is needed
July 19, 2021 -- The recent approval of a Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code for radiology artificial intelligence (AI) by the American Medical Association was an important milestone. But actual reimbursement will likely take some time.  Discuss
AI detects axillary lymph node metastasis on multiparametric MRI
July 16, 2021 -- Deep-learning algorithms can detect axillary lymph node metastasis on multiparametric MRI exams of breast cancer patients with a high level of accuracy, according to research published online July 13 in Clinical Breast Cancer.  Discuss
Can body composition metrics foretell COVID-19 patient outcomes?
July 13, 2021 -- The body composition of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 as assessed on routine abdominal CT exams could help predict adverse outcomes, according to research published online July 9 in the International Journal of Obesity.  Discuss
Radiomics enables 'one-stop' test for lung cancer and heart disease
July 7, 2021 -- Radiomics analysis of low-dose CT lung screening exams can be used to stratify cardiovascular risk, creating a "one-stop" test for both lung cancer and heart disease, according to research published online June 30 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
Will radiology AI increase workloads for radiologists?
July 1, 2021 -- Recent developments in artificial intelligence (AI) for radiology appear more likely to add to the workload of radiologists than reduce it, Dutch researchers reported in an article published online June 29 in Insights into Imaging.  Discuss
AI algorithm predicts radiology turnaround time delays
July 1, 2021 -- Delays in on-call radiology turnaround times can be predicted with a high level of accuracy by an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm, according to research published online June 27 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
Deep-learning algorithm spots kidney stones on CT exams
June 21, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to identify kidney stones -- even very small stones -- at a very high level of accuracy on CT, according to research published online June 14 in Computers in Biology and Medicine.  Discuss