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
Open-source AI COVID-Net targets COVID-19 on chest x-ray
March 31, 2020 -- Canadian researchers are developing an open-source artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm called COVID-Net for detecting COVID-19 on chest x-rays. They've also made the training dataset available for other researchers.  Discuss
AI-based CAD accurately detects tuberculosis on chest x-rays
March 31, 2020 -- A computer-aided detection (CAD) software application developed with deep-learning technology can detect tuberculosis on chest radiographs at a comparable level to human experts, according to research published online March 26 in Scientific Reports.  Discuss
Could imaging AI research be endangering patients?
March 25, 2020 -- Many research studies claim that artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms are better or equal to human experts for interpreting medical images. But many of these studies are of poor quality and exaggerate claims -- fueling hype around AI and potentially endangering patients, according to research published March 25 in the BMJ.  Discuss
New framework could support ethical data sharing for AI
March 24, 2020 -- Who should profit from a patient's clinical data? No one, as it should only be utilized for the greater good, according to a proposed framework for ethical use and sharing of clinical imaging data for artificial intelligence (AI) published online March 24 in Radiology.  Discuss
Unified radiology worklist smooths after-hours workflow
March 23, 2020 -- Unifying multiple radiology worklists into a single worklist can make coverage of after-hours imaging studies more efficient and reduce report turnaround times, according to a clinical practice management case study published online March 3 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
AI differentiates COVID-19 from other pneumonia
March 20, 2020 -- Researchers from China have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that accurately detects COVID-19 and differentiates it from community-acquired pneumonia and other lung diseases. They shared their results in an article published online March 19 in Radiology.  Discuss
National radiology group Aris shuts down
March 17, 2020 -- National radiology group Aris Radiology has discontinued operations and ceased all services, effective March 13. The shutdown occurred after its lending agency apparently declined to provide the company with additional funding.  Discuss
AI shows high accuracy for detecting COVID-19 on CT
March 16, 2020 -- A newly developed artificial intelligence (AI)-based system is highly accurate for detecting the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on thoracic CT studies, according to research published online March 13 on arXiv.org. It can also quantify and track disease burden.  Discuss
AIUM cancels annual meeting due to COVID-19
March 13, 2020 -- Yet another medical imaging conference has been called off due to concerns over the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) announced Friday that it has canceled its annual meeting scheduled for March 21-25 in New York City.  Discuss
Can YouTube videos enhance radiology AI performance?
March 13, 2020 -- Pretraining deep-learning models with YouTube video clips can significantly increase the performance of these algorithms in certain radiology applications and help to overcome the challenge of assembling adequate training datasets, according to research published online March 3 in Scientific Reports.

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