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
Routine maintenance essential for high-res PACS monitors
September 19, 2000 -- Although much improved in recent years, high-resolution monitors used for primary diagnosis still have relatively short life spans and need frequent service. As a result, routine maintenance and quality control are critical for these workhorses of the filmless radiology department.
Pitch ‘way cool’ technology, healthy returns to win IS support for PACS, advises MGH expert
September 14, 2000 -- How can prospective PACS purchasers secure the cooperation of hospital chief information officers (CIO) for digital image management? "Show them exactly what PACS is so they can understand [the technology], how you’re going to work together, and how PACS will make them popular," according to MGH PACS expert Dr. Keith Dreyer.
House subcommittee to tackle proposed NIH imaging institute
September 11, 2000 -- Lobbying efforts to create a separate institute for imaging research at the U.S. National Institutes of Health may be gaining ground. A House of Representatives subcommittee on health and environment will hold a hearing Wednesday to discuss the creation of a National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Engineering.
GE forms new company to integrate healthcare information systems
August 29, 2000 -- In a bid to expand its opportunities in the fast-growing market for integrated healthcare information systems, GE has formed a new company. Milwaukee-based GE Medical Systems Information Technologies will market integrated clinical information systems, Internet-based benchmarking and performance management services around the world.
Collapse in proposed merger of Cytogen, Advanced Magnetics
August 28, 2000 -- The proposed merger between radiopharmaceutical firm Cytogen and MRI contrast developer Advanced Magnetics is over. But the firms see obvious advantages in working together, and will collaborate closely in a series of marketing, licensing, and supply agreements.
Hologic to sharpen focus on women's imaging with acquisition of Trex
August 15, 2000 -- Bone densitometry and digital x-ray provider has moved aggressively to broaden the scope of its women’s health and x-ray equipment business, announcing an agreement today to buy the U.S. assets of x-ray and mammography firm Trex Medical.
Marconi launches Web site to sell radiology supplies online
August 8, 2000 -- The imaging industry's attempts to spur online buying are starting to yield a few sophisticated ventures. Among them, Marconi's latest Web offering will reach buyers in 90% of U.S. hospitals through partnerships with other vendor networks.
Jomed bids to acquire intravascular ultrasound firm EndoSonics
August 7, 2000 -- European interventional cardiology firm Jomed has announced a definitive agreement to acquire intravascular ultrasound developer EndoSonics for $205 million in cash.
Siemens moves forward with integration of SMS, plans ASP archiving service
August 7, 2000 -- In completing its acquisition of Shared Medical Systems, Siemens has officially fulfilled its desire to expand into the broader market for healthcare information systems. While it integrates SMS, Siemens is also busy preparing new PACS initiatives of its own.
Radiopharmaceutical market may double by 2006, according to Frost & Sullivan report
August 2, 2000 -- The U.S. radiopharmaceutical market could grow substantially in the next several years, says a new report by Frost & Sullivan, but only if therapeutic benefits are clearly communicated.