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
Switching from CAD to AI improves performance of screening DBT
May 20, 2022 -- Radiologists saw an improvement after switching from computer-aided detection (CAD) to artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) screening exams, according to a talk at the Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology symposium.  Discuss
How well does AI triage normal screening breast MRI exams?
May 19, 2022 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm could triage 20% of screening breast MRI exams as normal without missing any cancers, say researchers from New York City. If used in clinical practice, AI could make breast MRI screening more efficient.  Discuss
Potential for racial bias raises concerns for radiology AI
May 16, 2022 -- A preprint study that raised troublesome questions last year about potential bias in radiology artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms has now been formally published in the Lancet Digital Health with the same conclusions.  Discuss
MRI radiomics identifies subtypes of inflammatory bowel disease
May 16, 2022 -- MRI radiomics and machine learning can enable identification of inflammatory bowel disease subtypes. A study on the research was presented at this week's International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting in London.  Discuss
Web-based application aids MRI safety assessments
May 16, 2022 -- A new web-based software application can facilitate safety assessments of MRI exams, according to a May 11 presentation at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting in London.  Discuss
Can AI help target breast screening at high-risk women?
May 13, 2022 -- What's the most effective breast cancer screening strategy for women ages 40 to 49? Perhaps no screening at all for those deemed to be low risk by an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm, according to research based on a simulation model published online May 6 in BMC Cancer.  Discuss
Machine learning could enable 1-minute brain MRI scans
May 10, 2022 -- With a few enhancements, including machine learning, a quantitative technique called MR fingerprinting could make a one-minute clinical brain MRI scan a reality, according to a May 9 talk at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting in London.  Discuss
How generalizable are radiology AI algorithms?
May 9, 2022 -- Radiology artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms may perform well in research studies but often fail to deliver comparable results on image data from other sources, according to research published online May 4 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence.  Discuss
Personal approach enables MRI in autistic patients
May 7, 2022 -- Successful MRI exams in autistic patients require effective communication, training, and adjustments to the scanning environment, according to a May 7 session at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting in London.  Discuss
Radiomics, AI primed for bigger role in genitourinary applications
May 5, 2022 -- Clinical use of radiomics and artificial intelligence (AI) in genitourinary applications has been limited to date, but that's likely to change in the future, according to a talk at the American Roentgen Ray Society meeting in New Orleans.  Discuss