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
Body composition analysis predicts mortality in spinal metastases
October 26, 2021 -- Body composition analysis of preoperative abdomen CT exams can opportunistically predict mortality in patients who have spinal metastases, according to research published online October 23 in the Spine Journal.  Discuss
Can AI help screen for early interstitial lung disease on x-rays?
October 25, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to improve detection of reticular opacity on chest radiographs in patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) in a retrospective study research published October 20 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
AI Visualize sues Nuance, Mach7 for patent infringement
October 21, 2021 -- Cloud-based software developer AI Visualize has filed a patent infringement suit against speech recognition and artificial intelligence (AI) software developer Nuance Communications and enterprise image management firm Mach7 Technologies.  Discuss
VR helps quantify lung damage in COVID-19 patients
October 19, 2021 -- Virtual reality (VR) software can be used to quantify lung damage on the CT exams of COVID-19 patients, potentially helping to guide patient management, according to research presented at this week's virtual Chest 2021 meeting.  Discuss
Body composition on CT lung screening can spot at-risk patients
October 18, 2021 -- Body composition analysis on CT lung cancer screening exams can identify patients at risk of death or hospitalization in the coming years, according to a presentation at the virtual Chest 2021 meeting.  Discuss
CT radiomics helps predict spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage
October 18, 2021 -- CT radiomics and a machine-learning model can predict hematoma expansion in patients with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage, according to a presentation at the recent Conference on Machine Intelligence in Medical Imaging.  Discuss
Intelerad targets cloud in acquisition of Ambra Health
October 14, 2021 -- Enterprise imaging and software developer Intelerad Medical Systems has acquired fellow enterprise imaging and PACS provider Ambra Health in a deal that will significantly expand Intelerad's cloud-based image management capabilities.  Discuss
Evidence may be lacking for automated MRI analysis in dementia
October 11, 2021 -- There's currently a "significant evidence gap" for the use of many available automated volumetric MRI reporting applications in diagnosis of dementia, according to research published online recently in Neuroradiology.  Discuss
AI accurately identifies artifacts on diffusion MRI
October 11, 2021 -- Artifacts on diffusion MRI can be accurately identified by an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm, according to a presentation at the recent Conference on Machine Intelligence in Medical Imaging.  Discuss
3D image guidance enhances biopsy of peripheral lung nodules
October 7, 2021 -- Bronchoscopy guided by conebeam CT and "augmented" fluoroscopy can yield 90% accuracy in biopsying peripheral lung lesions, according to research published in the October issue of the Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology.  Discuss