Abraham Kim

Abraham has been an editor at AuntMinnie.com since 2017. His educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in English from Loyola University Chicago and three years of training as a medical student at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine.

He has a wide range of experience in the healthcare industry, from working as a research assistant at the University of Chicago Medicine to writing freelance for supplement and pharmaceutical companies. His current fields of interest are CT and advanced visualization technologies.

Articles by this author
Black-blood CT sheds light on intraluminal heart anatomy
October 9, 2019 -- An advanced imaging technique called black-blood CT can leverage cinematic rendering technology to provide a detailed view inside the lumen of vasculature and potentially bolster cardiac evaluation, according to an article published online October 1 in the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.  Discuss
New CT diagnostic reference levels factor in image quality
October 4, 2019 -- CT diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) are primarily intended to regulate radiation dose. But researchers from Duke University are now proposing that image noise be factored into DRLs to further optimize the quality of CT scans, in an article published in the October issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
New technique unravels 3D MRI scans of placenta
October 3, 2019 -- When applied to 3D MRI, a new mapping algorithm can generate virtual placenta models that open up and flatten -- enhancing the visibility of the placenta during pregnancy, according to an upcoming presentation at the International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention in China.  Discuss
MRI, blood test uncover signs of mild TBI in athletes
September 30, 2019 -- The combination of MRI and blood biomarker analysis revealed damage to the blood-brain barrier of high-contact sports athletes in a new study published online in the Journal of Neurotrauma. Together, the tests may be able to detect mild traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) that often go undiagnosed using standard methods.  Discuss
Radiologist leadership cuts CT lung screening radiation
September 27, 2019 -- Many U.S. institutions have been exceeding radiation dose recommendations for CT lung cancer screening exams, according to a study published online September 23 in JAMA Internal Medicine. A possible solution may be to have a lead radiologist establish CT protocols at each screening facility.  Discuss
Cinematic rendering offers clinical utility in MSK CT
September 26, 2019 -- What is the clinical utility of cinematic rendering in musculoskeletal (MSK) CT? It enhances the visualization of soft-tissue injuries and fractures -- in turn improving trauma evaluation and preoperative planning, Dr. Savvas Nicolaou said in a presentation at the recent International Society for Computed Tomography meeting in San Diego.  Discuss
ISCT: Will AI for CT be radiology's killer app?
September 23, 2019 -- SAN DIEGO - While artificial intelligence (AI) has been generating buzz in radiology, a "killer app" for AI in medical imaging has yet to emerge. Dr. Eliot Siegel believes that killer app could be the use of AI for processing CT data, according to a talk at the 2019 International Society for Computed Tomography (ISCT) meeting.  Discuss
ISCT: Radiologists glean insight from patient reviews
September 21, 2019 -- SAN DIEGO - Whether for a conventional CT scan or a more intricate imaging exam, radiology reports can often be challenging for patients to understand. Dr. Arun Krishnaraj shared lessons learned from soliciting feedback for medical imaging reports in a talk at the 2019 International Society for Computed Tomography (ISCT) symposium.  Discuss
ISCT: 10 pillars of an effective CT lung screening program
September 20, 2019 -- SAN DIEGO - As CT lung cancer screening continues to expand across the U.S., what measures can healthcare providers take to ensure that screening programs remain efficient, cost-effective, and patient-centered? Dr. Florian Fintelmann offered 10 tips in a talk at the 2019 International Society for Computed Tomography (ISCT) meeting.  Discuss
Volumetry software affects CT lung screening recall rates
September 20, 2019 -- Using different types of volumetry software to measure nodules on CT lung cancer screening exams can drastically alter the recall rate for follow-up exams, underscoring the need to validate the software to ensure effective screening, according to an article recently published online in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss