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
AI may not be ready to assess for pulmonary embolism
August 9, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can't be relied upon -- yet -- to detect pulmonary embolism on CT pulmonary angiography in clinical practice, according to research from Germany published August 6 in RöFo.  Discuss
Is radiology AI technology racist?
August 6, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) models can recognize a patient's racial identity on medical images, even though radiologists can't, according to a new study that could have significant implications for how AI is trained and adopted in radiology.  Discuss
Unsupervised AI yields automated COVID-19 survival predictions
August 5, 2021 -- An "unsupervised" artificial intelligence (AI) model -- that is, one trained without image annotations -- can yield accurate predictions of a COVID-19 patient's survival based on their chest CT exams, according to research published online in Medical Image Analysis.  Discuss
Hospital patient scheduling initiative helps radiology
August 3, 2021 -- A global patient scheduling initiative can yield significant improvements in radiology workflow and metrics in hospitals, as well as enhance staff satisfaction, according to a presentation on August 3 at the 2021 AHRA meeting in Nashville, TN.  Discuss
LVO stroke patients benefit from going directly to angiography suite
August 2, 2021 -- Patients with suspected large vessel occlusion (LVO) stroke can have better long-term outcomes if they are transferred directly to the angiography suite for diagnosis upon admission, according to research published online August 2 in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss
Healthcare simulation can yield care improvements in radiology
August 1, 2021 -- Healthcare simulation can help radiology departments to understand -- and address -- safety, quality, and efficiency issues for a variety of applications, according to a presentation on August 1 at the 2021 AHRA meeting in Nashville, TN.  Discuss
3D liver segmentation detects fatty liver on cardiac CT
July 26, 2021 -- A 3D liver segmentation method can be utilized to rapidly diagnose and measure fatty liver on cardiac CT exams, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.  Discuss
MRI finds brain structure changes in elite rugby players
July 26, 2021 -- Advanced MRI sequences have revealed that a significant proportion of active elite rugby players experience changes in brain white matter from their participation in the sport, according to research published online July 22 in Brain Communications.  Discuss
Can AI help radiologists detect more rib fractures on CT?
July 22, 2021 -- Radiologists may be able to improve their sensitivity for detecting rib fractures on CT exams by using an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm, according to research published July 21 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence.  Discuss
AI automatically quantifies plaque on CCTA
July 20, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can accurately quantify plaque on coronary CT angiography (CCTA) exams, according to research presented July 16 at the annual meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.  Discuss