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
CT lung screening websites may be misleading patients
December 12, 2019 -- As awareness of CT lung cancer screening programs continues to grow, improving the quality of relevant online information is an imperative next step, according to radiologists from Massachusetts. They uncovered major gaps in patient information in an evaluation of websites run by current screening programs.  Discuss
USPSTF reaffirms take on ultrasound AAA screening
December 10, 2019 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has reaffirmed with no major changes its 2014 recommendations on using ultrasound to screen for asymptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), in a new statement published online December 10 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Discuss
PET rules out need for radiotherapy in lymphoma patients
December 10, 2019 -- Most patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma who have a clear PET scan can safely skip radiation treatment, according to a study funded by the U.S. National Cancer Institute that was presented December 8 at the 2019 American Society of Hematology conference in Orlando, FL.  Discuss
Are clinicians overusing CTA for carotid stenosis?
December 9, 2019 -- The use of CT angiography (CTA) as the first-line imaging exam for carotid artery stenosis has increased nearly threefold during the past several years, raising concerns over growing patient costs and radiation exposure, according to a study presented at RSNA 2019.  Discuss
AR, 3D printing make waves in cardiac care
December 6, 2019 -- CHICAGO - What are the distinct benefits of 3D printing and augmented reality (AR) in the management of cardiac conditions, and what clinical scenarios are the technologies best suited for? Radiologists from Poland and Canada discussed these questions and more in a Thursday educational session at RSNA 2019.  Discuss
Participation in CT lung screening reaches new heights
December 5, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Years of outreach and awareness campaigns appear to be paying off for CT lung cancer screening in a big way: The participation rate among eligible individuals in the U.S. has increased by as much as sevenfold in recent years, according to a presentation on Wednesday at RSNA 2019.  Discuss
Imaging experts give insight on vaping-related lung injury
December 3, 2019 -- CHICAGO - The diagnosis of electronic cigarette or vaping-associated lung injury on imaging exams continues to evolve as reports of new cases emerge daily. A panel of experts on the subject shared their insights into the epidemic in a special interest session at RSNA 2019.  Discuss
Researchers present perils of e-scootering at RSNA 2019
December 3, 2019 -- The recent surge in electric scooter use in major U.S. cities has led to marked increases in various scooter-related injuries. Researchers from Indiana discussed the presentation of these injuries on CT scans and x-ray images at the RSNA 2019 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
Heart disease treatment planning viable on CCTA, FFR-CT
December 2, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Coronary CT angiography (CCTA) with fractional flow reserve CT (FFR-CT) analysis proved to be a reliable alternative to invasive coronary angiography in treatment decision-making for patients with coronary artery disease, in a study presented on Monday at RSNA 2019.  Discuss
Human connection is key to progress in radiology
December 1, 2019 -- CHICAGO - In a medical world moving at ever-increasing speeds and making greater demands, it will require a conscious effort on the part of individual radiologists to create a culture of patient interaction and keep humanity at the forefront of the specialty, RSNA 2019 President Dr. Valerie Jackson said in her opening address.  Discuss