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
'Mundane' AI poised to transform radiology
May 6, 2021 -- Deep learning may be the most publicized form of artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology, but a mundane form of AI may soon be more prominent, according to a presentation on May 5 at's Spring 2021 Virtual Conference: Advances in AI.  Discuss
Can AI reduce mammography, DBT workload for radiologists?
May 5, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm could sharply decrease radiologist workload for screening mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) exams without hurting sensitivity, according to research published online May 5 in Radiology.  Discuss
AI model predicts progression, mortality in COVID-19 patients
May 3, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to provide highly accurate predictions of a COVID-19 patient's disease progression and mortality based on analysis of chest CT exams, according to research published online April 29 in Scientific Reports.  Discuss
AI can help to classify masses found on breast ultrasound
May 3, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) software can aid radiologists in characterizing masses on screening breast ultrasound exams by improving cancer detection and reducing false positives, according to research from Yale University.  Discuss
Can 3D-printed shields protect patients during radiation therapy?
April 29, 2021 -- 3D-printed radioprotective shields produced from CT images can be used to protect healthy structures in the gastrointestinal tract during radiation therapy procedures, according to research published online April 27 in Advanced Science.  Discuss
AI algorithm detects troublesome wrist fractures on x‑rays
April 28, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to accurately detect scaphoid fractures on radiographs, potentially speeding up diagnosis of these troublesome injuries, according to research published online April 28 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence.  Discuss
AI-based image reconstruction pays dividends in low-dose chest CT
April 27, 2021 -- Deep learning-based image reconstruction software yields more accurate measurements of pulmonary nodules on low-dose chest CT exams than conventional reconstruction, according to a talk at the annual American Roentgen Ray Society meeting.  Discuss
Radiologists should embrace immediate patient access to reports
April 26, 2021 -- It's time for radiologists to embrace the practice of providing patients with immediate access to their radiology results, according to a presentation at the virtual annual meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society.  Discuss
AI classifies breast cancer subtypes on standard ultrasound exams
April 23, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can identify triple-negative and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive breast cancer subtypes on standard grayscale ultrasound exams, according to research at the virtual American Roentgen Ray Society meeting.  Discuss
What's keeping radiologists from adopting AI?
April 21, 2021 -- What's keeping radiologists from embracing artificial intelligence (AI) more quickly? It could be wariness about the technology and a lack of reimbursement, according to a new study by the American College of Radiology Data Science Institute.  Discuss