Erik R. Ranschaert

An unstoppable digital revolution is taking place, causing a significant change in healthcare and medical imaging. Erik’s vision is to promote a fluent integration of new technology with the existing workflow and a seamless and secure exchange of medical data, with the intention to facilitate multidisciplinary collaboration and to allow the emergence of innovative solutions, leading to an optimal level of value-based health care.


Erik is a forward-looking physician, speaker and expert in the healthcare and imaging informatics arena, with a passion for synergizing medical professionalism, scientific insight and 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 Machine Learning tools.


He was one of the pioneers in the field of teleradiology in Europe. Based upon his clinical, administrative and business experience he advised several start-ups and other companies active in healthcare 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. Currently he is very active in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as president of the European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics (EuSoMII). He is currently AI-project leader at The Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam. He co-edited and co-authored and the first book about A.I. for Medical Imaging.

Areas of expertise include

Company management

Executive leadership in healthcare

Quality management in Health Care 

Teleradiology applications and management

A.I./ Machine Learning applications for radiology

Strategy development for start-ups and established companies in the digital health arena

Medical-legal consultation and provision of second opinions

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 a Certified Imaging Informatics Professional since 2017 and currently is 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 published a chapter about Report Communication Standards for radiology, and is co-editor and author in the first book about Artificial Intelligence for Medical Imaging.
Erik's scientific work and Ph.D. thesis can be found here:
Erik's books can be found here:


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