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
AI may facilitate personalized breast cancer treatment
August 26, 2019 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) may create new opportunities to improve outcomes for breast cancer patients via treatments that can be adapted based on patient response, as well as targeted therapies based on radiomic and pathomic analysis, according to an article published online August 22 in the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences.  Discuss
Clinicians may prefer audiovisual radiology reports
August 23, 2019 -- If given the choice, referring physicians would appreciate receiving recorded audiovisual radiology reports with radiologists on video explaining key findings while sharing screen captures from their radiology workstations, according to research published online August 20 in the Journal of Digital Imaging.  Discuss
Data biases for AI could worsen healthcare disparities
August 21, 2019 -- Careful stewardship of the integrity of big data is crucial to ensure that inherent biases contained in datasets used to train artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms don't make existing disparities in healthcare even worse, according to an article published online August 19 in npj Digital Medicine.  Discuss
Preparing healthcare IT architecture for AI: Part 2
August 20, 2019 -- Preparing IT architecture for artificial intelligence (AI) and business intelligence and analytics in radiology requires a broad strategic architectural perspective and governance that often have been lacking at healthcare institutions, according to Dr. Paul Chang of the University of Chicago.  Discuss
Preparing healthcare IT architecture for AI: Part 1
August 16, 2019 -- The widespread adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology could be delayed by significant architectural shortcomings in current healthcare IT infrastructure, according to Dr. Paul Chang of the University of Chicago. He spoke on Thursday in a webinar held by the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM).  Discuss
AI can find patients at risk for MRI safety issues
August 16, 2019 -- Using artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze clinical reports in electronic health records can accurately identify patients who have implantable devices that pose a safety risk for MRI exams, according to research published online August 12 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
MRI links high blood pressure with white-matter lesions
August 14, 2019 -- MRI scans have linked higher blood pressure with greater accumulation of white-matter lesions in the brain, demonstrating the benefits of intensive blood pressure control in hypertensive adults, according to research published August 13 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Discuss
AI, plaque quantification predicts cardiac outcomes
August 13, 2019 -- The combination of plaque quantified on coronary CT angiography and artificial intelligence (AI)-powered fractional flow reserve analysis can accurately predict future major adverse cardiac events, according to research published online August 8 in the American Journal of Cardiology.  Discuss
Study: FDG-PET reigns supreme for assessing Alzheimer's
August 9, 2019 -- FDG-PET is superior to amyloid PET imaging with the radiopharmaceutical florbetapir for assessing cognitive decline in patients with Alzheimer's disease or mild cognitive impairment, according to research published in the August issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.  Discuss
AI may help cut back on overutilization of CT for PE
August 8, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can predict -- from electronic medical record data -- if a patient is likely to have a pulmonary embolism (PE) prior to receiving CT pulmonary angiography, potentially avoiding unnecessary scans, according to research published online August 7 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss