Erik Ridley

Erik is senior editor at 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
United Imaging gets FDA nod for total-body PET/CT unit
January 22, 2019 -- Shanghai-based United Imaging Healthcare said it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for uExplorer, a total-body PET/CT scanner developed in collaboration with researchers from the University of California, Davis.  Discuss
AI can identify, triage abnormal chest x-rays
January 22, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to accurately identify chest radiographs that contain abnormal findings, enabling automated triage of these exams so they can be interpreted sooner by radiologists, U.K. researchers reported in a study published online January 22 in Radiology.  Discuss
AI can differentiate glioblastoma, brain metastasis
January 16, 2019 -- The combination of radiomics and an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can yield a high rate of accuracy for differentiating between glioblastoma and solitary brain metastasis on T1-weighted MRI exams, according to research published online January 11 in the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.  Discuss
Personalized treatment fights early-stage kidney cancer
January 15, 2019 -- Personalized treatment plans based on computer models can help improve life expectancy for early-stage kidney cancer patients who have risk factors for worsening kidney disease, according to research published online January 15 in Radiology.  Discuss
Can Legos make MRI scans less scary for patients?
January 14, 2019 -- Can an MRI scanner made out of Legos help nervous or claustrophobic patients get over their fear of receiving an MRI scan? A U.K. radiologic technologist believes it can. He has submitted his idea for a Lego replica of an open MRI scanner to the Danish toy manufacturer.  Discuss
Machine learning, fMRI unlock cellular brain properties
January 11, 2019 -- The combination of machine learning and functional MRI (fMRI) can reveal the cellular properties of brain regions, offering potential for noninvasive assessment of treatments for neurological diseases and the use of individualized therapies, according to research published online January 9 in Science Advances.  Discuss
What can rad onc residents expect in the job market?
January 9, 2019 -- What can radiation oncology residents expect to find in the job market upon graduation? Much depends on whether they find employment in an academic setting or in private practice, according to research published online January 2 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Use of emergency chest imaging on the rise
January 8, 2019 -- Led by significant growth in the use of CT, the utilization of noncardiac chest imaging increased markedly in the emergency department during the past few decades, according to research from the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute published online January 2 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
AI bolsters diagnostic accuracy of thyroid ultrasound
January 7, 2019 -- Can an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm enhance the diagnostic accuracy of radiologists in detecting thyroid cancer on ultrasound studies? Yes, it can, according to research published online December 21 in Lancet Oncology.  Discuss
AI could help radiologists track follow-up advice
January 4, 2019 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can identify follow-up recommendations included in radiology reports, potentially giving radiologists a tool to ensure their recommendations have been followed, according to research published online December 29 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss