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
Panel casts more doubt on mammography's value
January 24, 2002 -- Controversy has erupted once again over the value of screening mammography. Yesterday a panel of experts sponsored by the National Cancer Institute said there was insufficient evidence to conclude that it lowers breast cancer mortality.
eDictation aims to make dictation faster, cheaper
January 23, 2002 -- Traditional dictation and transcription of radiology reports has long been viewed as an inefficient and costly process. Hoping to solve that problem is eDictation, a Marlton, NJ-based provider of structured reporting and speech recognition software.
QSR eyes community hospital PACS niche
January 11, 2002 -- As PACS proliferates to small and mid-size community hospitals, new companies are springing up to help meet the demands of this growing market. One new entrant is Quick Study Radiology, a systems integrator that debuted at the 2001 RSNA meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
Temporal subtraction CR adds up in pulmonary imaging
December 28, 2001 -- Temporal subtraction computed radiography is helpful and practical for detecting pulmonary abnormalities, according to a poster session presented at the 2001 RSNA meeting in Chicago.
RadVault hopes to lock up imaging center PACS market
December 19, 2001 -- Hayward, CA-based PACS firm RadVault formally launched its application service provider-based electronic delivery and storage (EDS) concept at the 2001 RSNA meeting in Chicago. RadVault's services are aimed at imaging centers and small hospitals.  Discuss
PET payment cut will force efficiency, procedure volume gains
December 6, 2001 -- Last week the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) cut FDG-PET reimbursement from $2,331.18 to $1,375. The decision was disappointing, but it could have been worse, PET advocates say.
IHE to consolidate early activities in Year 3
November 25, 2001 -- CHICAGO - Consolidation is the theme for Year 3 of the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) initiative between the RSNA and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Rather than debut new integration profiles at this year’s RSNA meeting, IHE planners felt it was important to consolidate the developments made by the initiative in the first two years.
Chest CT not needed for ovarian cancer follow-up
November 16, 2001 -- Chest CT isn't necessary for routine follow-up of ovarian cancer patients, according to a recent study in the American Journal of Roentgenology. The most common thoracic involvement in patients who have been treated for ovarian carcinoma is pleural effusion.
Radiology job market looks rosy in coming years
October 15, 2001 -- Medical students specializing in radiology can expect to find a healthy job market for the next several years. That’s important news for these students, who understand economic forces in the healthcare job market and incorporate this information into their specialty choice, according to research published in the latest issue of Radiology.
Sectra readies digital mammography system
October 9, 2001 -- As the full-field digital mammography sector begins to warm up, several vendors are moving closer to commercialization of their own market entrees. Swedish firm Sectra-Imtec is set to begin initial testing of its MicroDose Mammography system at St. Göran's Hospital in Stockholm this month.