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
ASTRO: Weekly breast radiation therapy is safe
October 22, 2018 -- A larger, weekly dose of radiation therapy has side effects that are comparable to those from conventional daily treatments for early-stage breast cancer, say U.K. researchers, who shared their findings on Sunday at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting in San Antonio.  Discuss
CT radiomics improves management of bile duct cancer
October 19, 2018 -- Researchers from China have developed a radiomics model that can determine the malignancy of lymph node metastases in patients with bile duct cancer by analyzing features on CT scans, according to an article recently published online in Radiology. They believe the model can predict the survival rate of patients.  Discuss
Augmented reality heightens accuracy of brain procedure
October 16, 2018 -- Researchers from China used augmented reality technology to visualize brain CT scans directly on the head of a patient for a neurosurgical procedure -- markedly improving the procedure's accuracy compared with standard methods, according to an article published online October 16 in the Journal of Neurosurgery.  Discuss
Cinematic rendering enhances ovarian cancer evaluation
October 12, 2018 -- The photorealistic detail provided by cinematically rendered CT scans helped researchers from China characterize and stage ovarian tumors better than they could with traditional volume rendering and multiplanar reconstruction, according to an article published online in the Journal of Ovarian Research.  Discuss
3D printing boosts efficiency of rib fracture repair
October 11, 2018 -- Researchers from Taiwan have created 3D-printed models of rib structures based on chest CT scans to facilitate presurgical planning for rib fracture stabilization. The technique led to reductions in operating time and length of surgical incisions, according to an article recently published online in PLOS One.  Discuss
Report predicts plunge in U.S. lung cancer mortality
October 9, 2018 -- In a new paper, researchers from the U.S. National Cancer Institute and other U.S. institutions predict mortality from lung cancer will plunge through 2065, largely due to the success of smoking-control efforts. Lung cancer screening may also help reinforce this trend, according to the article, published online October 8 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.  Discuss
CT lung cancer screening foiled by low adherence
October 8, 2018 -- More than 20% of U.S. military veterans who had a negative baseline CT lung cancer screening exam did not return for their follow-up exam, according to a study presented at the 2018 American College of Chest Physicians meeting in San Antonio.  Discuss
EPA proposal may lead to looser radiation regulations
October 4, 2018 -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a rule change that could pave the way for less-stringent regulations limiting population-level radiation exposure, including from medical imaging, according to an October 2 report from the Associated Press.  Discuss
New decision aids may revamp CT lung cancer screening
October 4, 2018 -- Are current decision aids used to guide CT lung cancer screening biased against the exam? A proponent for lung screening has developed two new decision aids that he believes more accurately reflect the benefits and harms of the exam -- and could boost screening uptake in eligible individuals.  Discuss
Calcium scores on CT colonography predict cardiac events
October 2, 2018 -- In another side benefit to CT colonography screening, researchers have discovered that the technique can measure abdominal aortic calcification, which could be more effective than traditional measures for estimating a person's risk of heart attack, death, and other cardiovascular events, according to an October 2 article in Radiology.  Discuss