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Prof. Dr. Erik Ranschaert 

An unstoppable digital revolution is taking place, driving significant change in healthcare and medical imaging. Erik's vision is to promote the seamless integration of innovative A.I.-based solutions into clinical practice, with the goal of improving both diagnostic quality and workflow efficiency, ultimately benefiting the patient.


Erik is a forward-looking physician, speaker and expert in the healthcare and imaging informatics arena, able to combine his medical professionalism and scientific insight with an entrepreneurial drive. He is experienced in leading and advising professional organizations and teams in product development and value improvement, with a focus on applications in the field of imaging informatics and A.I.- based applications. He is able to create the missing bridge between AI developers and users, and thus optimizing mutual collaboration.


Based upon his wide experience and knowledge of the healthcare and AI market, he advises several AI start-ups and other companies. He gained business experience as co-founder of the Teleradiology company Eurad Consult. In his role as Chairman of the ESR e-Health and Informatics Subcommittee he gained in-depth expertise in imaging informatics. In his role as President of the European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics, he succeeded in strengthening the role and influence of EuSoMII on an international level, establishing a partnership with the SIIM. At the ETZ Hospital in Tilburg, he was responsible for developing a hospital-wide A.I. infrastructure and user group. He co-edited and co-authored the first book about A.I. for Medical Imaging and recently published many scientific papers in the field of Artificial Intelligence for Medical Imaging.

Areas of expertise include

Company management

Executive leadership in healthcare

Quality management in healthcare 

Teleradiology applications and management

A.I. applications for radiology

Strategy development for start-ups and established companies 

Provision of second opinions for patients

Erik is a sought-after radiology innovation speaker. He lectured as invited speaker at more than 100 national and international healthcare conferences and meetings throughout Europe, in the US and Middle-East, on topics ranging from medical imaging and teleradiology to social media in radiology and A.I. in medical imaging.

Erik graduated Cum Laude in medicine at the University of Leuven (Belgium) and obtained his radiology certification at the same university. He obtained a Ph.D. degree at the University of Antwerp (Belgium) with a thesis on the Impact of Information Technology on Radiology Services. His promotor was Prof. Dr. Paul M. Parizel (UZ Antwerpen), with Prof. Dr. Osman Ratib as co-promotor (University Hospital of Geneva). He is past president of the European Society of Imaging Informatics (EuSoMII), a subspecialty society affiliated to the largest radiological society of the world, the European Society of Radiology (ESR). He is visiting professor at Ghent University for the faculty of medicine. He is co-editor and author in the first book about Artificial Intelligence for Medical Imaging. He published several books and chapters in collaboration with EuSoMII and also with SIIM
Erik has an H-index of 11. His scientific publications can be found here:
Erik's books can be found here:


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