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
BMD readings in Taiwan are similar to those of other populations
September 19, 2001 -- Notwithstanding a higher incidence of osteoporosis in Taiwan, quantitative ultrasound (QUS) measurements of bone mineral density in Taiwanese patients were similar to those of other populations, according to a large-scale study published in the British Journal of Radiology.
Cerner bids for Dynamic Healthcare Technologies
September 6, 2001 -- Healthcare information technology firm Cerner has signed an agreement to acquire fellow IT firm Dynamic Healthcare Technologies in a stock and cash transaction valued at approximately $20 million.  Discuss
GE allies with Qwest, plans debut of integrated RIS/PACS
September 3, 2001 -- GE Medical Systems Information Technologies is moving aggressively to broaden its PACS portfolio. The company has allied with broadband communications firm Qwest Communications International for its application service provider (ASP) program.  Discuss
Cassling refocuses Artesian Medical on Midwest
August 22, 2001 -- Cassling Diagnostic Imaging has decided to bring its Artesian Medical PACS division back to its roots. Less than a year after launching Artesian with the goal of creating a national presence in the PACS market, Omaha, NE-based Cassling has decided to refocus the division on its traditional markets in the Midwest.
eRad/Image Medical targets Web-based PACS
August 15, 2001 -- It's not easy to find a PACS vendor these days that doesn't make the Web a key component of its offerings. And eRad/Image Medical is no exception, offering Web-based enterprise-wide image management as well as overreading services.
PET brings surprises in and outside the reading room
August 9, 2001 -- Dr. Harry Agress Jr. shares his experience with the rapid ascent of PET at the Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) in New Jersey.
Nycomed Amersham expands ultrasound efforts as Mallinckrodt exits sector
August 6, 2001 -- The ever-changing ultrasound contrast market shifted again today. Contrast agent firm Nycomed Amersham Imaging announced initiatives to boost its presence in the ultrasound contrast market, while longtime player Mallinckrodt decided to withdraw from the business.  Discuss
Siemens Ultrasound debuts Antares scanner
July 16, 2001 -- The ultrasound division of Siemens Medical Solutions today unveiled Antares, a new platform for its Sonoline ultrasound family. The new portable system will join Elegra as the Issaquah, WA-based firm's new mid-priced premium ultrasound scanner.
KLAS releases PACS vendor rankings in new report
July 13, 2001 -- Philips Medical Systems rates the highest in PACS performance among customers, according to a report issued by research and consulting firm KLAS of Draper, UT. KLAS recently completed a customer survey of 143 healthcare institutions that are using PACS networks from eight different vendors.
Swift move to filmless radiology can pay dividends
July 9, 2001 -- With the exception of new facilities, a phased approach is often viewed as the most prudent way to proceed on the path to filmless radiology. But a rapid conversion to large-scale PACS can also work.