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
Microsoft bids $19.7B for Nuance Communications
April 12, 2021 -- Moving aggressively to expand its presence in healthcare, Microsoft has inked a definitive agreement to acquire speech recognition and artificial intelligence software developer Nuance Communications for $19.7 billion in cash.  Discuss
Meta-analysis finds good news, bad news for radiology AI research
April 9, 2021 -- A meta-analysis of radiology artificial intelligence (AI) research found the technology had high overall accuracy in chest and breast imaging, but also widespread methodological and reporting issues that may preclude definitive assessments of clinical utility.  Discuss
AI algorithm can predict severity, progression of COPD
April 9, 2021 -- A deep-learning algorithm can enable accurate staging of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as well as predictions on five-year progression and mortality, according to research published online April 8 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss
How well can AI software spot intracranial bleeding on head CT?
April 6, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) software can flag suspected intracranial hemorrhage cases for radiologists. But do AI algorithms perform as well in the real world as they do in initial testing?  Discuss
Virtual surgical planning, 3D printing enhance maxillectomies
April 2, 2021 -- Virtual surgical planning and 3D-printed models can yield lower complication rates in maxillectomy reconstructions, according to research from the Mayo Clinic published online April 1 in JAMA Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery.  Discuss
Radiomics AI algorithm differentiates sclerotic bone lesions
April 1, 2021 -- A radiomics-based machine-learning model can differentiate bone islands and osteoblastic bone metastases on abdominal CT scans at a level comparable to an experienced radiologist, according to research published online March 30 in Radiology.  Discuss
ASTRO survey finds rise in advanced-stage cancer
March 30, 2021 -- The disruption of cancer screening programs during the COVID-19 pandemic has had a very real impact. In a recent survey by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), 66% of radiation therapy practice leaders said that new patients are presenting with more advanced-stage cancers.  Discuss
AI, quantitative CT helps shed light on COVID-19 progression
March 30, 2021 -- Quantitative analysis with artificial intelligence (AI) of sequential CT exams in COVID-19 patients shows promise for standardized assessment and monitoring of disease progression, according to research published online March 25 in Scientific Reports.  Discuss
Survey finds many radiologists still fear being replaced by AI
March 24, 2021 -- An international survey of over 1,000 radiologists and radiology residents has reported divergent opinions on artificial intelligence (AI). Although almost half had an open and proactive attitude about AI, nearly 40% feared being replaced by the technology.  Discuss
CXR-Age algorithm assesses biological age on chest radiographs
March 23, 2021 -- A deep-learning algorithm called CXR-Age can estimate a patient's biological age on chest x-rays, enabling more accurate long-term mortality risk predictions than chronological age, according to research published March 17 in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging.  Discuss