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
Elevated CT CAC scores linked to future heart failure
June 14, 2019 -- The presence of coronary artery calcium (CAC) on the CT scans of middle-aged individuals, especially African Americans, was associated with an increased risk of structural heart abnormalities and future heart failure in a new study, published online June 14 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging.  Discuss
CT lung screening reduces cancer mortality most in women
June 14, 2019 -- CT lung cancer screening reduced cancer mortality by 69% in high-risk female smokers in the German Lung Cancer Screening Intervention trial, based on new results. But the test offered less of a benefit to men, according to a study recently published in the International Journal of Cancer.  Discuss
FFR-CT beats CCTA for assessing heart disease outcomes
June 12, 2019 -- Fractional flow reserve CT (FFR-CT) was significantly better at predicting the long-term effects of cardiac disease -- including death, heart attack, and the need for revascularization -- than conventional coronary CT angiography (CCTA) in a new study, published online June 11 in Radiology.  Discuss
Cinematic rendering tops CT to visualize patient anatomy
June 7, 2019 -- Cinematically rendered CT images allowed clinicians to understand patient anatomy more quickly and with a greater degree of accuracy than conventional CT, according to an article recently published online in JAMA Surgery. Researchers from Germany suggest the technique may also benefit surgical planning and decision-making.  Discuss
AR headsets speed transition from 2D to 3D in liver imaging
June 6, 2019 -- Radiologists wearing augmented reality (AR) headsets were able to accurately identify liver tumors on virtual 3D models four times faster than on conventional MRI scans. Researchers believe that AR could speed the transformation of 2D to 3D imaging.  Discuss
Risk models boost efficiency of CT lung cancer screening
June 4, 2019 -- Integrating risk-prediction models into eligibility criteria for CT lung cancer screening could prevent up to 24% more cancer deaths than using guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, with no difference in the number of smokers screened, according to a report published June 3 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.  Discuss
Ng details key steps for the adoption of AI in radiology
May 31, 2019 -- BURLINGAME, CA - With the advance of artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine well underway, what's holding AI back from being deployed in clinical practice? AI luminary Andrew Ng, PhD, discussed several challenges to the process and the role radiologists can play in overcoming them during a keynote address delivered May 31 at the RSNA Spotlight Course: Radiology in the Age of AI.  Discuss
3 ways cinematic rendering can bolster colon evaluation
May 30, 2019 -- The photorealistic quality of cinematically rendered CT scans can aid in the understanding of complex colon anatomy and has the potential to facilitate the detection and characterization of colon pathology in three major ways, according to an article published in the May/June issue of the Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography.  Discuss
Is whole-body CT necessary after motor vehicle crashes?
May 30, 2019 -- Using whole-body CT to evaluate patients with normal physical presentation following a motor vehicle crash did not prompt any changes in their medical care in a new study, published online May 28 in Radiology. The findings question the value of the imaging technique in some emergency trauma cases.  Discuss
Radiologists rally in support of medical 3D printing
May 29, 2019 -- Clinicians, including radiologists, who attended a 3D printing course unanimously agreed that the technology has the potential to benefit the management of cardiovascular disease; nearly all expressed an interest in learning more, according to an article published May 20 in the International Journal of Artificial Organs.  Discuss