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
Philips emphasizes AI, workflow at RSNA 2022
December 1, 2022 -- CHICAGO - With an eye on helping radiologists to become more efficient, collaborate, and avoid burnout, Philips focused on its new artificial intelligence (AI) and imaging informatics offerings at RSNA 2022.  Discuss
CMS releases final 2023 Medicare reimbursement rules
November 2, 2022 -- The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published its final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System rules for 2023.  Discuss
How to combat eye strain, visual fatigue in radiology
October 31, 2022 -- Eye strain can be a frequent issue for radiologists, a problem exacerbated by higher exam volumes, the increasing complexity of imaging studies, and the pressure to maintain turnaround times.  Discuss
Philips expands radiation oncology portfolio
October 20, 2022 -- Philips has unveiled its MR for Calculating Attenuation Head and Neck radiotherapy application and announced the compatibility of its MR Head and Neck Coil with a positioning mask system from MacroMedics.  Discuss
Machine-learning algorithms detect sleep apnea on MRI
October 17, 2022 -- Machine-learning algorithms can diagnose obstructive sleep apnea on brain MRI exams much faster than methods currently used to identify the sleep disorder, according to research published on October 12 in the Journal of Sleep Research.  Discuss
VR, AR ready to take off in neurosurgery
October 14, 2022 -- Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies are poised to have a profound impact on image visualization in neurosurgery, according to research published October 5 in the journal World Neurosurgery.
Solving the 'black box:' Can explainable AI really be trusted?
October 11, 2022 -- Techniques that show users how a radiology artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm arrives at its findings may not be that reliable, according to research published online on October 10 in Nature Machine Intelligence.
Survey finds 1 in 4 clinicians may leave healthcare
October 11, 2022 -- Motivated overwhelmingly by burnout, 1 in 4 clinicians in the U.S. want to leave their careers in healthcare, according to a new survey from consulting firm Bain & Company. And one-third are considering moving to another employer.  Discuss
Patient costs for imaging skyrocket over last 20 years
October 10, 2022 -- Out-of-pocket costs incurred by patients receiving imaging studies nearly doubled between 2000 and 2019, according to research published online October 6 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
AR/VR poised to enhance utility of cinematic rendering
October 10, 2022 -- The combination of augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) technology and cinematic rendering could transform communication between radiologists and referring physicians, as well as education, according to research in the Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography.  Discuss