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
How to implement clinical decision support: Part 2
November 29, 2019 -- A number of different methods can be used to implement radiology clinical decision support, but whatever's chosen must be easy to use and integrated into the ordering physician's workflow, according to talks during a webinar hosted by the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine on November 21.  Discuss
How to implement clinical decision support: Part 1
November 26, 2019 -- After years of delays, the era of mandated clinical decision support for ordering advanced imaging studies for Medicare patients is finally at hand. It's time to get ready, according to presentations during a webinar hosted November 21 by the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine.  Discuss
fMRI finds opioids may alter brain function in babies
November 26, 2019 -- Functional MRI (fMRI) has shown that prenatal exposure to opioids may alter brain function in babies, according to research scheduled to be presented at the upcoming RSNA 2019 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
Automated workflow expedites handling of external CDs
November 18, 2019 -- An automated workflow process can accurately and expeditiously handle the importing of outside imaging studies that arrive on CDs, freeing up staff time and enabling near real-time availability of these exams on PACS, according to research published online November 11 in the Journal of Digital Imaging.  Discuss
RSNA plans to cut Friday sessions starting in 2021
November 15, 2019 -- RSNA 2019 may be right around the corner, but the society has already announced the biggest changes to its meeting format in decades. As of RSNA 2021, the conference will end on Thursday and the technical exhibition will be cut from five days to four days.  Discuss
Deep-learning algorithm bolsters lung cancer detection
November 12, 2019 -- Radiologists using a deep-learning algorithm can detect more cases of lung cancer on chest radiographs than they could without help from the software, while also having fewer false positives, according to research published online November 12 in Radiology.  Discuss
Study: Public image datasets may have QC issues
November 11, 2019 -- Two large public image datasets commonly used to train artificial intelligence algorithms have quality control (QC) issues that could potentially limit their utility, according to research published online November 6 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
AI needs robust clinical evaluation in healthcare
November 6, 2019 -- It's not enough for a healthcare artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to be highly accurate. To be widely adopted in clinical use, it must demonstrate improvement in quality of care and patient outcomes, according to an opinion article published online October 29 in BMC Medicine.  Discuss
Deep-learning model characterizes PET/CT findings
November 1, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence algorithm shows a promising level of accuracy for identifying normal and abnormal results on FDG-PET/CT exams, and it could potentially help radiologists avoid missed findings, according to research published online October 28 in the Journal of Digital Imaging.  Discuss
AI may help improve sensitivity of ED chest x-ray reads
October 25, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can accurately identify significant abnormalities on chest x-rays and could improve the sensitivity of radiology residents interpreting these cases in the emergency department (ED), according to research published online October 22 in Radiology.  Discuss