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
3D printing yields custom-fit glasses for kids
February 20, 2019 -- Researchers from California have developed a method for creating individually tailored 3D-printed glasses based on the CT scans of kids with craniofacial defects who are unable to wear standard frames, according to a study published online in the Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.  Discuss
Could self-rated health improve CT CAC scoring?
February 19, 2019 -- Combining self-rated health assessments with CT coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring enhanced the test's ability to predict a person's risk of adverse cardiac events -- almost matching the accuracy of traditional risk estimation, according to an article published online February 15 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
TexLab AI algorithm predicts ovarian cancer survival
February 15, 2019 -- By analyzing tumor characteristics such as structure, shape, and size, an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm called TexLab 2.0 is able to predict which patients with ovarian cancer have the best prognosis. The prediction can then be used to direct patient therapy, according to an article published online February 15 in Nature Communications.  Discuss
Lung cancer imaging on the upswing in China
February 15, 2019 -- CT appears to be taking over for x-ray as a tool for the diagnosis of lung cancer in China, where imaging utilization rates have generally trended upward over the past decade -- most notably in underdeveloped regions of the country, according to an article published online February 8 in Thoracic Cancer.  Discuss
3D printing unites radiology, otolaryngology
February 13, 2019 -- 3D printing is emerging as a key technology in the management of ear, nose, and throat conditions, according to an article recently published online in Laryngoscope. International researchers contend that the growing demand for 3D printing will bolster collaboration between radiologists and otolaryngologists.  Discuss
New technique may top ultrasound for heart disease risk
February 12, 2019 -- A new imaging technique known as volumetric multispectral optoacoustic tomography provided better visualization of the carotid arteries than ultrasound did in a new study, published online February 12 in Radiology. It may help advance the noninvasive assessment of cardiovascular disease, according to the researchers.  Discuss
Heart societies endorse CT CAC for risk assessment
February 12, 2019 -- The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have reaffirmed their support for the use of CT coronary artery calcium (CAC) testing to estimate heart disease risk, according to an article published online February 11 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.  Discuss
Academic pediatric facilities have lower CT radiation dose
February 7, 2019 -- Academic pediatric facilities used about half the radiation dose that other U.S. medical facilities used for pediatric CT scans of the chest, abdomen-pelvis, and brain -- with significantly less variation in dose, according to an article published online February 5 in Radiology.  Discuss
CT matches MRI for late-window stroke evaluation
February 6, 2019 -- Stroke patients who underwent endovascular therapy had similar improvement after their treatment regardless of the type of perfusion imaging -- CT or MRI -- that clinicians used to confirm their eligibility for surgical procedures, according to an article published online January 28 in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss
Cinematic rendering paves way for 'virtual' physical exam
February 5, 2019 -- Radiologists from Massachusetts identified ear calcification on the cinematically rendered CT scans of a patient with traumatic brain injury -- effectively allowing them to uncover a rare diagnosis without performing a physical exam, according to an article published online January 28 in Endocrine.  Discuss