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
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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AI predicts final infarct lesion for stroke on MRI
March 12, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can predict -- based on baseline MRI and prior to intervention -- the final infarct lesions in patients with acute ischemic stroke, according to research published online March 12 in JAMA Network Open. It can even outperform current clinical prediction methods.  Discuss
AI can help diagnose bipolar disorder on MRI exams
March 11, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI)-based analysis of neuroimaging and neurocognitive measures shows promise as a tool for diagnosing bipolar disorder, according to a small proof-of-concept study published online February 26 in the Asian Journal of Psychiatry.  Discuss
AI can accurately quantify emphysema on CT
March 9, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can provide fully automated quantification of emphysema, offering potential as a tool for image-based diagnosis and quantification of emphysema severity, according to research published online March 4 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
AI unlocks screening potential of body CT exams
March 5, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI)-based assessment of body composition biomarkers on abdominal CT exams can more accurately stratify risk for future serious adverse events or death in asymptomatic patients than traditional clinical parameters, according to research published online March 2 in Lancet Digital Health.  Discuss
TeraRecon acquired by AI group SymphonyAI
March 4, 2020 -- Advanced visualization and artificial intelligence (AI) software developer TeraRecon has been acquired by SymphonyAI, a group of business-to-business AI companies that operate in a variety of industries. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.  Discuss