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
Lung cancer overdiagnosis varies widely on CT screening
August 17, 2018 -- The concept of overdiagnosis has bedeviled the mammography screening debate, and it's beginning to show up in CT lung cancer screening as well. A study published online August 13 in JAMA Internal Medicine found an overdiagnosis rate of 67% in a Danish lung screening program -- much higher than rates in other programs.  Discuss
5 risk factors help predict brain hemorrhage on CT
August 17, 2018 -- U.K. researchers have identified five factors -- including contrast leakage on CT scans -- that may indicate a higher risk of continued bleeding in the brain of stroke patients. Checking for these factors may help improve survival, according to an article published online on August 14 in Lancet Neurology.  Discuss
Are patients adequately informed about CT lung screening?
August 13, 2018 -- Physicians may not be adequately explaining the harms and benefits of CT lung cancer screening to eligible smokers, according to an article published online August 13 in JAMA Internal Medicine.  Discuss
3 reasons why trauma injuries are missed on whole-body CT
August 9, 2018 -- There are three major characteristics that predict which patients presenting with multiple traumatic injuries will have their injury overlooked on a whole-body CT exam, according to an August 7 article in Radiology. Identifying these risk factors early could help improve injury detection.  Discuss
Variation in CT, MRI protocols can be reduced
August 8, 2018 -- Researchers from Boston successfully cut by almost one-third the number of CT and MRI protocols being used in their health network. They believe the streamlining will lead to more consistent patient care with less waste, according to an article published online August 3 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
3D-printed hips may improve complex fracture diagnosis
August 8, 2018 -- Radiology residents who examined 3D-printed models of an acetabular fracture based on hip CT scans had a marked improvement in their understanding of the condition, according to an article published online recently in Academic Radiology. This could benefit the accuracy of their diagnostic reports.  Discuss
CT lung screening may benefit racial minorities most
August 2, 2018 -- Despite decreasing overall lung cancer mortality rates in the U.S., the racial disparity in deaths from the disease continues to widen. Tailoring CT lung cancer screening programs to inner-city, high-risk minority smokers may help bridge the gap, say Illinois researchers in a letter published online August 2 in JAMA Oncology.  Discuss
Ultralow-dose CT with CAD helps detect lung nodules
August 1, 2018 -- An ultralow-dose CT protocol involving computer-aided detection (CAD) matched the accuracy of standard CT for identifying lung nodules at just 10% of the radiation dose of a standard scan, according to an article published online July 25 in the Journal of Thoracic Imaging.  Discuss
Is CT or US better for diagnosing gallbladder infection?
July 30, 2018 -- CT was found to be considerably more accurate than ultrasound at identifying acute cholecystitis in a new study, published in the August issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. But is that enough evidence for CT to oust ultrasound as the imaging modality of choice? Probably not, say researchers from New Mexico.  Discuss
3D-printed breast phantoms help refine mammography
July 30, 2018 -- Researchers from Maryland have developed new 3D printing software for creating patient-specific 3D-printed breast phantoms that could help enhance the evaluation of mammography devices, according to an article published in the July issue of the Journal of Medical Imaging.  Discuss