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 clinical decision support and workflow, 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 high-level organizations and teams in business development, market penetration and value improvement, with a focus on applications in the field of imaging informatics and A.I.- based applications.


Based upon his wide experience and knowledge of the healthcare market, he advises several start-ups and other companies.  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 role 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, hereby also putting the training of radiologists in the domain of A.I. on the agenda. At the ETZ Hospital in Tilburg, he was responsible for developing a hospital-wide A.I. infrastructure. 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 80 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 10. His scientific publications can be found here:
Erik's books can be found here: