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
Colo. radiologist scales the world's highest summits
August 22, 2019 -- With only one more mountain to go, Colorado radiologist Dr. Peter Lowry is on pace to scale the tallest summit in each of the seven continents of the world before year's end. His motivation? Reinvigoration for a relatively sedentary line of work that often demands long hours spent indoors.  Discuss
3D models advance therapy for heart rhythm disorders
August 21, 2019 -- 3D heart models based on MRI scans allowed for the virtual simulation of existing and future irregular heartbeats in patients with atrial fibrillation in a new study, published online August 19 in Nature Biomedical Engineering. The models helped pinpoint distinct regions in the patients' heart that would benefit most from ablation therapy.  Discuss
4 applications of cinematic rendering in maxillofacial CT
August 20, 2019 -- Swiss researchers have used cinematic rendering to create photorealistic images of head CT and conebeam CT scans. They assess the potential benefits of integrating these images into the evaluation of maxillofacial anatomy and pathology in a study recently published online in Dentomaxillofacial Radiology.  Discuss
Is it time to implement CT lung screening in Asia?
August 19, 2019 -- A computer-based simulation model projected that CT lung screening in several Asian countries could reduce lung cancer deaths by nearly 5% in a new study, recently published online in PLoS One. These populations are likely to benefit greatly from widespread implementation of CT lung screening, researchers say.
Concerns grow over CT radiation for kidney stones
August 15, 2019 -- Clinicians need to be more judicious when it comes to using CT for kidney stones, say researchers from Washington. In a new study published online in Urology, they report that patients with active stone disease are exposed to roughly 10 times more CT radiation per year than individuals without kidney stones.  Discuss
7T MRI and 3D printing uncover signs of severe MS
August 14, 2019 -- A combination of 7-tesla MRI and 3D printing technology has revealed that patients with a growing number of chronic active brain lesions are also more likely to have more debilitating forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), including individuals receiving standard treatment. The findings were published online August 12 in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss
CT confirms air pollutants heighten lung disease risk
August 14, 2019 -- Quantitative analysis of CT scans revealed that long-term exposure to everyday air pollutants was associated with worsening lung function and faster progression of lung disease in otherwise healthy individuals in a new study, published online August 13 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Discuss
Echo remains top modality in Canada for heart failure
August 9, 2019 -- Although CT and MRI have taken on a growing role in recent years, resting echocardiography remains by far the most widely used imaging modality for heart failure patients in Canada, according to an article published online August 9 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
Biennial follow-up exams prove safe for CT lung screening
August 8, 2019 -- Biennial CT lung cancer screening is a safe alternative to annual screening, say researchers from Italy. They found that both approaches led to similar reductions in cancer and all-cause mortality in a new analysis of the Multicentric Italian Lung Detection trial published in the September issue of the European Journal of Cancer.  Discuss
3D-printed head customizes neurosurgery simulation
August 8, 2019 -- Researchers from Australia have created a 3D-printed head model, based on a combination of MRI and CT angiography scans, that allows for the realistic simulation of neurosurgical procedures. They discuss the specifics of their method in an article published online August 1 in 3D Printing in Medicine.  Discuss