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
Imaging Dynamics enters digital x-ray market with CCD-based detector
July 27, 2000 -- The high cost of converting film-based x-ray systems to digital radiography has prevented many potential buyers from making the switch. Now, however, a Canadian company believes it has found a cost-effective solution that will open DR's doors to a whole new group of customers.
GE readies launch of PACS application service provider program
July 19, 2000 -- The arrival of application service provider (ASP) models in PACS will be a strong catalyst to spur the adoption of digital image management systems, say market watchers. GE hopes to be among the first in line with a product designed to help smaller institutions acquire the networks.
Cytogen to acquire Advanced Magnetics
July 10, 2000 -- Radiopharmaceutical developer Cytogen moved to broaden its position in the oncology market today, announcing an agreement to acquire MRI contrast agent firm Advanced Magnetics in a stock swap valued at $60 million.
Studies gauge incidence, sensitivity of MR signs for meniscal bucket-handle tears
July 10, 2000 -- A number of MRI signs are now associated with so-called "bucket-handle" meniscus tears in the knee, but researchers are continuing to look at which are the most frequent and accurate indicators of these often obscure yet debilitating injuries.
Tyco announces deal to acquire Mallinckrodt
June 28, 2000 -- Medical imaging giant Mallinckrodt has agreed to be acquired by device manufacturer Tyco International, the companies announced today.
Agfa enters DR marketplace in alliance with Canon
June 16, 2000 -- In a new alliance with Canon, Agfa is throwing its hat into the digital radiography arena to offer customers a wider range of digital x-ray products.
Philips highlights 3-tesla MRI system, brain imaging features at HBM
June 15, 2000 -- Philips Medical Systems arrived at this week's Human Brain Mapping conference in San Antonio with an impressive display of MRI works-in-progress, including very-high-field and ultrafast MRI scanners.
Schering, Epix, Mallinckrodt exchange rights for cardiac MRI agent
June 9, 2000 -- Contrast agent developers Schering, Epix, and Mallinckrodt today announced a series of agreements inolving marketing rights to Epix's MS-325 cardiovascular MRI contrast agent.
Cable modems prove viable for teleradiology
June 6, 2000 -- PHILADELPHIA - The growing availability of fast and inexpensive communications approaches such as cable and digital subscriber lines (DSL) offers the possibility of dramatic performance and economic improvement for teleradiology users.
Debate over lossy compression renewed at SCAR 2000
June 5, 2000 -- PHILADELPHIA - A point-counterpoint debate at this week's Symposium for Computer Applications in Radiology examined the use of lossy compression for medical image storage and transmission.