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
Brainlab acquires reporting software firm Mint Medical
March 10, 2021 -- Image-guided therapy firm Brainlab has purchased radiology software developer Mint Medical in a deal aimed at broadening its oncology offerings and making radiology reports more automated and data-driven.  Discuss
Top 10 questions to ask when buying radiology AI software
March 9, 2021 -- What issues should you consider when buying artificial intelligence (AI) software for radiology? A multinational team of authors has produced new guidelines -- including a list of top 10 questions to ask -- aimed at helping guide prospective purchasers.  Discuss
AI reduces variability in breast density reporting
March 9, 2021 -- Variation in the assessment of breast density on mammograms was reduced with the use of an artificial intelligence (AI)-based software application, and the software enabled more consistent mammography reports, in a study presented at ECR 2021.  Discuss
Radiologists perform most lumbar puncture procedures
March 9, 2021 -- The percentage of lumbar puncture procedures performed in the U.S. by radiologists has grown significantly over the last 14 years, according to research from the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute published in the March issue of the American Journal of Neurology.  Discuss
Will radiologists need to buy AI themselves to drive adoption?
March 5, 2021 -- It may take value-based reimbursement models -- and perhaps radiologists buying the software themselves -- to drive adoption of radiology artificial intelligence (AI), according to a new article published online in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence.  Discuss
AI detection of intracranial hemorrhage saves lives
March 4, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that screens head CT exams for intracranial hemorrhage -- and triages suspected cases for radiologist review -- can yield significant improvements in patient outcomes, researchers from Israel reported in a Wednesday presentation at ECR 2021.  Discuss
Can AI predict COVID-19 hot spots from chest CT reports?
March 2, 2021 -- Machine learning-based analysis of chest CT reports for respiratory illness findings could provide advance warning of new COVID-19 hot spots, according to a study published online February 25 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss
AI can help radiologists find, classify rib fractures on CT
March 2, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can give radiologists a boost in performance for detecting and classifying rib fractures on CT exams, according to research published February 18 in Skeletal Radiology.  Discuss
AI, 4D info aids breast lesion characterization on DCE-MRI
February 26, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that utilize 4D information from dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) can be highly accurate for classifying breast lesions, according to research published February 24 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence.  Discuss
AI can predict malignancy for multiple pulmonary nodules
February 25, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to predict the risk of cancer in patients found to have multiple pulmonary nodules during CT lung cancer screening, according to research published online February 24 in Clinical Cancer Research.  Discuss