Prof. Dr. Erik Ranschaert 

An unstoppable digital revolution is taking place, causing a significant change in healthcare and medical imaging. Erik’s vision is to promote a seamless integration of innovative A.I. - based solutions with clinical practice, with the idea of establishing a more value-based healthcare model. He wants to promote the secure exchange of medical data, with the intention to facilitate the development of intelligent solutions in a multidisciplinary environment, by combining engineering skills with medical and epidemiological expertise.


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 developing, leading, and advising high-level organizations and teams in business development, market penetration and value improvement, with a focus on applications of imaging informatics and advanced technologies, including digital networking and implementation of A.I. - based applications.


He was one of the pioneers in the field of teleradiology in Europe. Based upon his wide experience and knowledge of the healthcare market, he advises several start-ups and other companies on business strategy, market focus and clinical relevance.  In his role as Chairman of the ESR e-Health and Informatics Subcommittee he contributed to the publication of the ESR white paper on teleradiology, and gained in-depth expertise in structured reporting for radiology. In his rol as President of the European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics (EuSoMII) he succeeded in strengthening the role and influence of the society on an international level. He is Digital Doctor at ETZ Hospital in Tilburg, responsible for developing a hospital-wide A.I. infrastructure. He co-edited and co-authored, and 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 50 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.
Erik has an H-index of 8. His scientific publications can be found here:
Erik's books can be found here: