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
Collapse in proposed merger of Cytogen, Advanced Magnetics
August 28, 2000 -- The proposed merger between radiopharmaceutical firm Cytogen and MRI contrast developer Advanced Magnetics is over. But the firms see obvious advantages in working together, and will collaborate closely in a series of marketing, licensing, and supply agreements.
Hologic to sharpen focus on women's imaging with acquisition of Trex
August 15, 2000 -- Bone densitometry and digital x-ray provider has moved aggressively to broaden the scope of its women’s health and x-ray equipment business, announcing an agreement today to buy the U.S. assets of x-ray and mammography firm Trex Medical.
Marconi launches Web site to sell radiology supplies online
August 8, 2000 -- The imaging industry's attempts to spur online buying are starting to yield a few sophisticated ventures. Among them, Marconi's latest Web offering will reach buyers in 90% of U.S. hospitals through partnerships with other vendor networks.
Jomed bids to acquire intravascular ultrasound firm EndoSonics
August 7, 2000 -- European interventional cardiology firm Jomed has announced a definitive agreement to acquire intravascular ultrasound developer EndoSonics for $205 million in cash.
Siemens moves forward with integration of SMS, plans ASP archiving service
August 7, 2000 -- In completing its acquisition of Shared Medical Systems, Siemens has officially fulfilled its desire to expand into the broader market for healthcare information systems. While it integrates SMS, Siemens is also busy preparing new PACS initiatives of its own.
Radiopharmaceutical market may double by 2006, according to Frost & Sullivan report
August 2, 2000 -- The U.S. radiopharmaceutical market could grow substantially in the next several years, says a new report by Frost & Sullivan, but only if therapeutic benefits are clearly communicated.
TMG sees healthy PACS growth in next five years
July 28, 2000 -- The PACS market generated $600 million in technology spending last year, says market research and consulting firm Technology Marketing Group, but growth seems to be slowing.
Imaging Dynamics enters digital x-ray market with CCD-based detector
July 27, 2000 -- The high cost of converting film-based x-ray systems to digital radiography has prevented many potential buyers from making the switch. Now, however, a Canadian company believes it has found a cost-effective solution that will open DR's doors to a whole new group of customers.
GE readies launch of PACS application service provider program
July 19, 2000 -- The arrival of application service provider (ASP) models in PACS will be a strong catalyst to spur the adoption of digital image management systems, say market watchers. GE hopes to be among the first in line with a product designed to help smaller institutions acquire the networks.
Cytogen to acquire Advanced Magnetics
July 10, 2000 -- Radiopharmaceutical developer Cytogen moved to broaden its position in the oncology market today, announcing an agreement to acquire MRI contrast agent firm Advanced Magnetics in a stock swap valued at $60 million.