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
Quality improvement effort slashes CT radiation dose
March 30, 2020 -- A simple and cost-effective intervention led to reductions in CT radiation dose as high as 58% -- without a notable drop in image quality -- for a cohort of nearly 1 million individuals from 100 facilities across the globe in a new study. The findings were published online March 30 in JAMA Internal Medicine.  Discuss
AR, 3D printing set to improve cranial surgery outcomes
March 27, 2020 -- Researchers from Brazil have developed a way to visualize and interact with patient-specific anatomy using augmented reality (AR) and 3D printing. They describe how the technique could improve preoperative planning for cranial surgery and patient outcomes in an article in the March issue of Neurosurgical Focus.  Discuss
RSNA proposes standardized CT reporting for COVID-19
March 27, 2020 -- CT is currently not recommended as a first-line diagnostic or screening tool for COVID-19, but its use to understand and manage the disease continues to grow. In response, the RSNA proposed standardized CT reporting language for COVID-19 in a special report posted on March 25 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss
Imaging confirms coronavirus transmits from mother to fetus
March 26, 2020 -- The combination of CT, x-ray, and DNA testing confirmed that the novel coronavirus was transmitted from pregnant women to nearly 10% of newborns in a new study, published online March 26 in JAMA Pediatrics. The findings underscore the need for strict infection control measures for this vulnerable population.  Discuss
CT shows parallels between vaping lung injury, COVID-19
March 26, 2020 -- COVID-19 and vaping-related lung injury share many features on CT, but the imaging modality's role in diagnosing the diseases has taken diverging paths, according to a March webinar hosted by the American Roentgen Ray Society.  Discuss
CT depicts how COVID-19 abnormalities change over time
March 20, 2020 -- CT scans revealed rapid progression of abnormalities in COVID-19 patients, typically peaking on the 10th day from symptom onset, in a new study published March 19 in Radiology. The persistence of CT abnormalities through the final stages of disease underscores the need to monitor patients well after discharge.  Discuss
CT details effect of COVID-19 on pregnant women
March 20, 2020 -- Does COVID-19 have a more devastating effect on pregnant women? Is the disease passed down to newborns after birth? What's the best management strategy for this vulnerable population? Researchers from China addressed these and similar questions in a March 18 study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Women have more chest pain despite less stenosis on CCTA
March 19, 2020 -- Women with coronary artery disease are much more likely to have frequent chest pain than men, despite having less extensive disease on coronary CT angiography (CCTA) and less severe ischemia on stress imaging, according to a study.  Discuss
Report: Medical radiation dose plummets 20%
March 17, 2020 -- Radiation dose from medical imaging has fallen 20% over the past decade, according to a report from the U.S. National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) that was published March 17 in Radiology.  Discuss
ACR recommends sparing use of CT for COVID-19
March 11, 2020 -- CT should not be used as a first-line diagnostic or screening tool for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to a March 11 statement by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The statement covers the appropriate use of chest x-ray and CT for the screening, diagnosis, and management of COVID-19.  Discuss