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 radiomics and AI characterize renal masses on preop CT?
September 17, 2021 -- The combination of radiomics and a machine-learning algorithm can differentiate benign from malignant renal masses, potentially helping to avoid unnecessary surgeries, according to research published online September 17 in European Urology Focus.  Discuss
Strength in numbers: Federated learning boosts AI for COVID-19
September 16, 2021 -- An algorithm trained using federated learning turned in highly accurate performance for predicting clinical outcomes in COVID-19 patients from chest x-rays and clinical data, according to research published online September 15 in Nature Medicine.  Discuss
MRI radiomics can help predict breast cancer treatment response
September 14, 2021 -- A nomogram based on MRI radiomics and clinical variables can predict whether hormone receptor-positive breast cancer patients will respond to endocrine therapy, according to research published online September 11 in the Breast.  Discuss
AI can detect metastatic bone lesions on scintigraphy
September 13, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can identify and characterize suspicious bone lesions on whole-body bone scintigraphy exams in cancer patients, according to research published online September 4 in BMC Medical Imaging.  Discuss
Can AI enable personalized breast cancer screening?
September 7, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm for screening mammography may be able to facilitate personalized breast cancer screening protocols for women, according to research published online September 7 in Radiology.  Discuss
CT body composition analysis helps reveal colon cancer secrets
August 31, 2021 -- Body composition analysis on CT reveals that colon cancer patients with high visceral fat and low muscle mass are more likely to have worse outcomes, according to research published August 30 in JAMA Network Open. Inflammation also plays a key role.  Discuss
Virtual reality reduces pain for kids during PIVC placement
August 27, 2021 -- Virtual reality technology can make peripheral intravenous catheter (PIVC) placement less painful and anxiety-inducing for pediatric patients, according to research published online August 25 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
Could scanning more Black people boost benefits of lung screening?
August 24, 2021 -- The mortality benefit of low-dose CT (LDCT) lung cancer screening programs could be improved significantly if more Black people who are eligible to be screened participate, according to research published online August 24 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
AI-based CAD software offers high sensitivity for lung nodules
August 23, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI)-based computer-aided detection (CAD) software can be highly sensitive for detecting pulmonary nodules on CT exams in clinical practice, according to research published August 14 in Clinical Radiology.  Discuss
AI can lend a hand in diagnosis, prognosis of oral SCC
August 19, 2021 -- Radiology and pathology artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can help in diagnosing and assessing the prognosis of oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), according to a literature review published August 19 in JAMA Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery.  Discuss