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
Planning mitigates PACS data migration
March 21, 2005 -- The hurdle of migrating PACS data can be cleared by PACS users with appropriate preplanning, according to Dr. Steven Horii from the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Philadelphia.
Siemens to buy CTI for $1 billion
March 18, 2005 -- With the goal of expanding its presence in the molecular imaging market, Siemens Medical Solutions is moving to buy its longtime PET partner CTI Molecular Imaging in a cash deal valued at approximately $1 billion.
3D volume US shows promise for second-trimester fetal evaluation
March 17, 2005 -- Three-dimensional volume ultrasound offers a much quicker examination of the second-trimester fetus than traditional 2D ultrasound, according to an article in the March issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
PACS improves care, builds interhospital relationships
March 14, 2005 -- SAN ANTONIO - Radiology and information technology departments haven't always been the closest of allies. But PACS can actually bring them together, according to a presentation on Friday at the PACS 2005 conference.  Discuss
PACS administrator role requires planning, vigilance
March 11, 2005 -- SAN ANTONIO - Radiology PACS administrators need to have a little bit of Sherlock Holmes in them, according to a presentation on Thursday at PACS 2005: The Expanding Integrated Digital Healthcare Enterprise, a conference sponsored by the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry.  Discuss
ACR international teleradiology task force releases white paper
February 15, 2005 -- The American College of Radiology's task force on international teleradiology has published its report in the February issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR), shedding additional light on its position on the practice of overseas interpretations.  Discuss
3D JPEG 2000 compression shines in multislice CT data
February 9, 2005 -- Image compression with 3D JPEG 2000 yields consistently higher image quality in multislice CT datasets than 2D JPEG 2000 compression, according to a research team from VA Maryland Health Care System in Baltimore and Siemens Corporate Research in Princeton, NJ.  Discuss
Doppler US predicts severe complications in risky pregnancies
February 3, 2005 -- Uterine artery Doppler ultrasound does well at predicting abnormal outcomes in high-risk pregnancies, but offers limited value for low-risk patients, according to a pair of papers published in the January issue of Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics.
Web-based application nets teleradiology benefits
January 31, 2005 -- A Web-based application can successfully manage a multi-institutional teleradiology service for after-hours reading from emergency departments, according to researchers from Kaiser Permanente Southern California in Los Angeles.
In-depth approach needed for PACS security
January 20, 2005 -- PACS networks must provide several levels of security to offer the best protection against external and internal attacks, according to researchers from the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) in Houston.  Discuss