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
Body composition analysis shows utility on CT
May 3, 2022 -- With help of artificial intelligence, CT-based body composition analysis shows utility for a variety of important clinical applications, according to a presentation at the annual American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) meeting in New Orleans.  Discuss
Automated volumetry on CTPA can spot pulmonary hypertension
May 3, 2022 -- Automated 3D segmentation software can help radiologists identify pulmonary hypertension on CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) exams, according to research published online April 28 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Disparities found in inferior vena cava filter placement, removal
April 28, 2022 -- Significant inequities in placement and retrieval of inferior vena cava filters (IVCF) are evident for venous thromboembolism patients in the U.S., according to research published April 27 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Disparities remain in neuroimaging utilization for stroke
April 27, 2022 -- Although utilization of neuroimaging for ischemic stroke has increased sharply among Medicare patients, significant demographic disparities remain, according to research published April 25 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Radiomics, AI identifies osteoporosis on lumbar spine CT
April 12, 2022 -- Making use of 3D radiomics features, an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can opportunistically screen for osteoporosis on lumbar spine CT images, according to research published online April 8 in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders.  Discuss
AI mines MRI to predict future death from cardiac arrest
April 7, 2022 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can predict from a patient's raw MR images if they will have sudden cardiac death over the next decade -- and when it's likely to occur, according to research published April 7 in Nature Cardiovascular Research.  Discuss
AI detects diabetes on abdominal CT performed for CTC screening
April 5, 2022 -- Deep learning-based analysis of CT biomarkers can enable the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus on noncontrast abdominal CT exams performed to screen for CT colonography (CTC), according to research published online April 5 in Radiology.  Discuss
5 lessons learned from deploying AI at scale
April 4, 2022 -- It isn't easy to implement radiology artificial intelligence (AI) at scale. In a talk at's Spring 2022 Virtual Conference, Dr. Nina Kottler of Radiology Partners shared five lessons learned from their AI deployments.  Discuss
CMS: U.S. health spending slowed down in 2021
March 29, 2022 -- Despite higher demand for patient care, health spending in the U.S. grew at only 4.2% in 2021 to reach nearly $4.3 trillion, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  Discuss
Advanced practice providers take on more image-guided procedures
March 29, 2022 -- Although radiologists still perform the most image-guided paracentesis and thoracentesis procedures, advanced practice providers are taking on a greater role, according to new research published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss