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
CXR-Age algorithm assesses biological age on chest radiographs
March 23, 2021 -- A deep-learning algorithm called CXR-Age can estimate a patient's biological age on chest x-rays, enabling more accurate long-term mortality risk predictions than chronological age, according to research published March 17 in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging.  Discuss
Imaging findings help AI algorithm detect physical child abuse
March 19, 2021 -- A deep-learning algorithm that includes analysis of imaging reports can identify children who have been physically abused, according to research published online March 18 in the Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  Discuss
AI identifies orthopedic implant make, model on radiographs
March 19, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can automatically identify orthopedic implant models on radiographs, aiding in preoperative planning of revision arthroplasty, according to a U.K. study published March 17 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence.  Discuss
'Frankenstein' datasets, other flaws hamper COVID-19 AI studies
March 17, 2021 -- Promising results were reported in 2020 for many artificial intelligence (AI)-based image analysis algorithms for COVID-19 applications. But none of these reports are sufficient to support the readiness of AI for clinical use, according to a new U.K. study.  Discuss
AI-based reconstruction speeds up quantitative volumetric MRI
March 17, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI)-based image reconstruction enables significantly faster brain MRI scan times while maintaining quantification accuracy and enhancing image quality, according to research from imaging services provider RadNet.  Discuss
AI can guide POCUS exams by novice users in the COVID ICU
March 16, 2021 -- With help from artificial intelligence (AI) technology, novice users can acquire high-quality bedside cardiac point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) exams in the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU), according to a recent article in JACC: Case Reports.  Discuss
GE adds Vscan Air to portfolio of compact ultrasound units
March 16, 2021 -- GE Healthcare has unveiled Vscan Air, a new compact ultrasound system designed to aid in the assessment of COVID-19 patients and to enable primary care physicians to perform whole-body ultrasound scanning. It's available now in the U.S. and Europe.  Discuss
MRI radiomics can predict risk of breast cancer recurrence
March 15, 2021 -- Radiomics features on dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI exams can enable noninvasive predictions of the risk of breast cancer recurrence, according to research from Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.  Discuss
Machine-learning predicts complications from CT-guided biopsy
March 15, 2021 -- Machine-learning models can predict whether a CT-guided transthoracic biopsy will have complications and if so, how severe they will be, according to researchers from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.  Discuss
AI algorithm could aid radiologists in evaluating chest CT exams
March 12, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) software could be a valuable tool for radiologists reading chest CT exams, particularly in identifying often-underreported cardiovascular findings, according to research published online March 10 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss