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 finds precancerous colon polyps on CT colonography
February 23, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm yielded a high level of accuracy for distinguishing between benign and precancerous polyps on CT colonography exams, according to research published online February 23 in Radiology.  Discuss
AI algorithm accurately detects trauma on pelvic radiographs
February 22, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) model was able to detect most types of trauma-related findings on pelvic radiographs, performing comparably to radiologists and orthopedic surgeons, according to research published online February 16 in Nature Communications.  Discuss
3D models enable custom treatment of complex acetabular fractures
February 18, 2021 -- Virtual 3D models created from CT data can be utilized for surgical planning and providing patient-specific treatments for complex acetabular fractures, according to research published online February 18 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
Intelerad expands cardiovascular market presence with Lumedx buy
February 18, 2021 -- In a move aimed at expanding its presence in the cardiovascular market, enterprise imaging and software developer Intelerad Medical Systems has purchased healthcare analytics and cardiovascular information systems firm Lumedx.  Discuss
AI aids in risk assessment on x-rays after total hip arthroplasty
February 18, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can assess dislocation risk and measure acetabular component angles on radiographs after total hip arthroplasty, according to a pair of studies published online February 16 in the Journal of Arthroplasty.  Discuss
CCTA radiomics yields insights into nature of coronary artery disease
February 16, 2021 -- Radiomics analysis of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) exams found that cardiovascular risk factors such as cocaine use and HIV affect development of atherosclerosis in different ways, according to a February 16 study in Radiology.  Discuss
3D-printed surgical guides enhance breast conservation therapy
February 12, 2021 -- 3D-printed surgical guides can be useful in breast conservation surgery performed on breast cancer patients after neoadjuvant systemic therapy, according to research published online February 9 in Scientific Reports.  Discuss
AI can predict need for steroid treatments in COVID-19 patients
February 11, 2021 -- Deep learning-based analysis of chest CT exams can predict if COVID-19 patients will need to be treated with steroids, as well as monitor their progression, according to a recent webinar presentation.  Discuss
Deep-learning algorithm can detect, quantify aortic valve calcium
February 9, 2021 -- Researchers from South Korea reported that their artificial intelligence (AI) model was highly accurate for automatically detecting and quantifying aortic valve calcium on cardiac CT, even outperforming radiologist assessments in severe cases.  Discuss
New COVID-19 AI models offer promising results
February 8, 2021 -- Deep-learning models that have been trained on datasets from multiple institutions around the world yield promising and generalizable results for identifying COVID-19 pneumonia on chest CT exams, as well as in predicting adverse patient outcomes.  Discuss