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
Video from C-MIMI 2019: Dr. Bradley Erickson on key AI trends
September 24, 2019 -- AUSTIN, TX - Dr. Bradley Erickson, PhD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discussed several important trends in artificial intelligence (AI) for medical imaging in a video interview at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine's Conference on Machine Intelligence in Medical Imaging (C-MIMI).  Discuss
C-MIMI: AI could cut mammography workload in half
September 23, 2019 -- AUSTIN, TX - An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm could cut in half the number of screening mammograms that need to be interpreted by radiologists by directing them only to cases most likely to contain cancer, according to research presented on Sunday at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine's Conference on Machine Intelligence in Medical Imaging (C-MIMI).  Discuss
Can AI screen for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease?
September 20, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to automatically quantify liver fat on abdominal CT images in a new study, according to research published online September 17 in Radiology. The findings may potentially enable patients who are undergoing CT scans for other indications to also be screened for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).  Discuss
Report: Millions of imaging studies left unsecure in U.S.
September 18, 2019 -- Medical images and related data for more than 5 million patients in the U.S. are publicly accessible on the internet, according to an investigative report published online September 17 by nonprofit journalism organization ProPublica and German public broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk.  Discuss
AI detects pulmonary nodules on chest x-rays
September 16, 2019 -- A computer-aided detection software application based on artificial intelligence (AI) is able to identify pulmonary nodules quickly and accurately on chest x-rays, offering potential to serve as a triage or second-reading tool for radiologists, according to research published online September 11 in Clinical Radiology.  Discuss
AI can differentiate parkinsonism on DWI-MRI
September 13, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can distinguish between parkinsonian syndromes on diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI-MRI) exams at an accuracy level comparable to that of current gold-standard methods, according to research recently published online in Lancet Digital Health.  Discuss
Google inks AI partnership with Mayo Clinic
September 12, 2019 -- Google and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, have inked a 10-year strategic partnership involving artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, and data analytics.  Discuss
AI analysis of FFR-CT shows value -- in men
September 11, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that estimated fractional flow reserve (FFR-CT) on coronary CT angiography outperformed visual stenosis scoring by clinicians for detecting lesion-specific ischemia in men -- but not women, according to research published online September 7 in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
AI, radiomics predict prostate cancer aggressiveness
September 10, 2019 -- The combination of an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm and radiomics can accurately and automatically predict the aggressiveness of prostate cancer on dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI exams prior to biopsy, according to research published online September 5 in Clinical Radiology.  Discuss
Are studies on AI for tuberculosis really valid?
September 6, 2019 -- Many research studies reporting on the diagnostic accuracy of artificial intelligence (AI)-based software for detecting pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) on chest x-rays include design shortcomings that call into question how well the algorithms would work in the real world, according to an analysis published online September 3 in PLOS One.  Discuss