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
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
AI can improve fracture detection on whole-body trauma CT
October 7, 2022 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can help to avoid missed fractures on whole-body trauma CT exams performed on emergency department patients, according to research published October 3 in Scientific Reports.  Discuss
Google Cloud unveils Medical Imaging Suite platform
October 4, 2022 -- Google Cloud has launched Medical Imaging Suite, a platform designed to facilitate interoperability between medical imaging facilities and foster the development of artificial intelligence algorithms.  Discuss
Radiology residents appreciate real-world exposure to AI
September 27, 2022 -- Radiology residents appreciate the opportunity to gain real-world experience with artificial intelligence (AI) technology in the clinical workflow, according to research published September 26 in Clinical Imaging.  Discuss
AI spots large vessel occlusions, predicts patient outcome
September 23, 2022 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) was able to detect large vessel occlusions (LVO) on CT angiography (CTA) and predict treatment outcomes in research published September 15 in the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases.  Discuss
AI speeds up peer review by flagging potential missed reads
September 21, 2022 -- Suspicious liver lesions initially missed by radiologists on CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) can be detected by an artificial intelligence (AI) model, according to research published September 17 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss