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
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
AI can assess sarcopenia on chest and abdominal CT exams
August 19, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm worked well to assess sarcopenia -- a risk factor for future hip fractures and death -- on both chest and abdominal CT scans, according to research published August 18 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Automated MR image segmentation enables AR use for surgeons
August 13, 2021 -- An automated MR image segmentation algorithm can generate 3D models of brain tumors that neurosurgeons can use for augmented reality (AR)-based viewing and surgical planning, according to research published in the Journal of Neurosurgery.  Discuss
AI or DBT can improve surveillance after breast-conserving therapy
August 13, 2021 -- Mammographic surveillance after breast-conserving therapy can be improved by digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), or in particular, by artificial intelligence (AI), according to research posted August 11 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
AI can identify hepatocellular carcinoma on liver CT exams
August 10, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to identify hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) on liver CT exams with a level of accuracy comparable to radiologists, according to research published August 7 in the British Journal of Cancer.  Discuss
Nanox bids for Zebra Medical, telerad firm USARad
August 10, 2021 -- Digital x-ray developer Nanox is embarking on a spending spree, inking agreements to acquire artificial intelligence software firm Zebra Medical Vision for up to $200 million and teleradiology services provider USARad Holdings for $30 million.  Discuss