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
Abnormal chest CT findings anchor coronavirus outbreak
January 24, 2020 -- With at least 800 cases confirmed worldwide, concerns over the latest coronavirus outbreak continue to escalate. Researchers from China report on the epidemiological and radiological characteristics of the novel virus and clinical outcomes of the first set of infected individuals in two studies that were published January 24 in Lancet.  Discuss
3D printing helps mummy speak from beyond the grave
January 24, 2020 -- Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hear a mummy speak? It's now possible thanks to the magic of CT and 3D printing technology, which has enabled the re-creation of the distinct voice of an ancient Egyptian who's been dead for centuries. The process is detailed in a January 23 article in Scientific Reports.  Discuss
High calcium density on CCTA linked to lower risk of ACS
January 22, 2020 -- High levels of plaque calcification on coronary CT angiography (CCTA) scans were associated with a lower risk of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and adverse cardiac events for individuals suspected of having heart disease in an international study published online January 22 in JAMA Cardiology.  Discuss
Experts reaffirm safety of contrast use for kidney CT
January 21, 2020 -- Concerns over the potential harms associated with intravenous iodinated contrast CT for kidney disease have been overstated, according to a series of consensus statements from the American College of Radiology and the National Kidney Foundation published online January 21 in Radiology.  Discuss
CTA lowers costs, improves outcomes for minor stroke
January 16, 2020 -- Integrating CT angiography (CTA) into the routine clinical evaluation of patients with an acute minor stroke has the potential to lower costs and improve patient outcomes compared with standard medical management, according to a study published online January 14 in Radiology.  Discuss
Survey: Doctors would take pay cut to reduce burnout
January 16, 2020 -- Some 50% of physicians queried in a new survey said they would take a salary reduction of as much as $50,000 annually to reduce burnout. And 46% of radiologists reported feeling burned out, ranking them sixth among all medical specialties, according to a January 15 report from Medscape.  Discuss
Virtual reality shows value in x-ray patient positioning
January 13, 2020 -- Virtual reality technology enables student radiographers in Australia to simulate the entire process of acquiring an accurate x-ray exam with greater efficiency and ease than with the standard training method of clinical role-play, according to a study published in the February issue of Radiography.  Discuss
Executive health programs buck imaging guidelines
January 13, 2020 -- Executive health screening programs at major U.S. hospitals continue to provide CT coronary artery calcium scoring, echocardiography, and other imaging-based screening tests against clinical recommendations, according to a research letter published online January 13 in JAMA Internal Medicine.  Discuss
CT, MRI payments plummet at private practices
January 9, 2020 -- Medicare reimbursement for CT and MRI exams performed at private practices have decreased dramatically over the past decade for radiologists, and even more so for physicians of other specialties, according to an article published in the January issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Nodules on CT lung screening predict long-term cancer risk
January 9, 2020 -- The presence of noncalcified nodules on CT lung screening exams -- including small, stable nodules -- was associated with increased cancer risk as many as 12 years after baseline screening in a secondary analysis of the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), published in the January issue of Lung Cancer.  Discuss