Abraham Kim

Abraham has been an assistant 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
Mental illness may double need for CT lung screening
December 11, 2018 -- U.S. patients with a mental health illness have a considerably higher smoking prevalence and are nearly two times as likely to be eligible for CT lung cancer screening than individuals without a mental illness, according to a presentation at the recent RSNA 2018 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
Fore! Radiologists miss out when it comes to golf
December 10, 2018 -- Around 5% of radiologists regularly play golf, and their average handicap is 16, but compared with orthopedic surgeons and urologists, they're most definitely missing out, according to a study published online on December 10 in BMJ.  Discuss
Can black bone MRI match CT for pediatric head trauma?
December 3, 2018 -- Black bone MRI may be a viable, radiation-free alternative to CT for the evaluation of children presenting with abusive head trauma -- particularly for detecting skull fractures, according to a Friday presentation at RSNA 2018 in Chicago.  Discuss
AR, 3D printing make headway in patient education
November 30, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Researchers from New York have created hundreds of individually tailored kidney and prostate cancer models using 3D printing and augmented reality (AR) technologies. The 3D models have helped improve patients' understanding of their disease and treatment, according to a presentation at RSNA 2018.  Discuss
MRI exposes changes to kids' brains from football
November 29, 2018 -- An examination of MRI scans revealed that repeated head collisions incurred while playing football can deform the shape of white-matter tracts -- or bundles of nerve fibers -- in a child's brain, according to a presentation on Thursday at RSNA 2018.  Discuss
Emergency CT use continues its exponential growth
November 28, 2018 -- CHICAGO - The utilization rate of CT continues to soar in U.S. hospital emergency departments, with radiologists interpreting the majority of these exams. What does the trend say about the state of emergent CT? Researchers from Pennsylvania explored the question in a Tuesday presentation at RSNA 2018.  Discuss
Virtual reality may help plan, guide glioma resection
November 27, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Virtual and augmented reality technologies offer an interactive, 3D visualization of brain cancer that can help improve preoperative planning and intraoperative guidance for brain tumor resection, according to a Tuesday presentation at RSNA 2018.  Discuss
CT-guided pulsed radiofrequency provides back pain relief
November 27, 2018 -- CT-guided pulsed radiofrequency, which applies pulses of energy directly to nerve roots, may be an effective method for alleviating lower back pain for cases when more conservative treatment options fail to do so, according to a Tuesday presentation at RSNA 2018 in Chicago.  Discuss
MRI shows promise for lung cancer screening
November 26, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Nearly a decade ago, CT surpassed x-ray as the imaging modality of choice for lung cancer screening. But could there be an even better option for the test? Researchers from the U.S., Switzerland, and Germany made the case for MRI in a Monday presentation at RSNA 2018.  Discuss
Future of radiology empowered by emerging technologies
November 25, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Radiology can once again situate itself at the center of patient care by embracing emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, RSNA 2018 President Dr. Vijay Rao said in her opening address. Radiologists must do their part to make this future a reality.  Discuss