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
Patients with total knee replacement may be at risk for stress fracture of fabella
May 29, 2000 -- Determining the cause of persistent pain following total knee replacement can be challenging and can lead to a broad differential diagnosis.
Mandibular sclerosis seen on CT can signal invasion by squamous cell carcinoma
May 19, 2000 -- While squamous cell carcinoma invasion of the oral cavity can be identified on a CT exam by erosion of the cortical surface of the mandible, the significance of a sclerotic appearance to underlying bone has been unclear.
Unneeded breast surgeon referrals caused by clinician ignorance of BI-RADS terms
May 12, 2000 -- WASHINGTON, DC - Radiologists are now required under the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) to report imaging results using the lexicon of the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS). But clinicians aren't getting the right message from these reports, according to a study at Yale.
Interventional radiologists more adept than vascular surgeons in VCF placement
May 11, 2000 -- WASHINGTON, DC - Vena cava filters inserted by vascular surgeons are far more likely to be misplaced than those inserted by interventional radiologists, according to research presented May 10 at the centennial meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society.
VA adopts automated notification of abnormal imaging results
May 10, 2000 -- WASHINGTON, DC - Proper medical care can often hinge on a clinician's receipt of abnormal imaging findings. But with the heavy workloads common in today's healthcare environment, clinicians can't always check every radiology report, and radiologists don't always have time to call referring physicians with abnormal results.
Radiologists, speech pathologists differ in diagnosis of videofluoroscopic swallowing studies
May 9, 2000 -- WASHINGTON, DC - Speech pathologists frequently identified laryngeal penetration or aspiration that was not described by radiologists viewing the same videofluoroscopic swallowing study (VFSS), according to research presented May 8 at the centennial meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society.
Algotec pursues ASP model in bid for PACS market success
May 2, 2000 -- The stiff capital equipment expenditures associated with PACS have long been a formidable market barrier. But some industry watchers believe that hurdle may soon be largely removed, thanks to increasing vendor adoption of application service provider (ASP) distribution models.
Siemens inks deal to buy IT firm Shared Medical Systems
May 1, 2000 -- Siemens Medical Systems moved aggressively today to broaden its presence in the healthcare information technology market, announcing an agreement to buy healthcare IT powerhouse Shared Medical Systems.
InSite One aims to trim PACS archiving expense with InDex
April 26, 2000 -- Storage is a stubbornly expensive component of PACS implementation, typically generating about 30% of the cost of a network purchase. Now, a company called InSite One hopes to trim that figure substantially with the roll-out of a service that will provide low-cost off-site data storage.
Vendor-sponsored Web exchanges aim to capture online purchasing
April 20, 2000 -- Earlier this month, several major healthcare equipment providers announced the formation of Global Healthcare Exchange, an independent online company that hopes to facilitate the exchange of information related to buying, selling, and distributing healthcare products and services worldwide.