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
Virtual reality adds depth to brain aneurysm diagnosis
June 20, 2018 -- Radiologists detected brain aneurysms just as accurately by examining CT scans with a virtual reality device as they did by reviewing conventional CT angiography and 3D rotational angiography scans, researchers reported in the July issue of Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery.  Discuss
AI algorithm registers MRI scans in under 1 second
June 20, 2018 -- Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm capable of registering MRI scans roughly 1,000 times faster than standard methods can, according to a poster presentation at the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition event this week in Salt Lake City.  Discuss
New 3D CT technique tops x-ray for diagnosing arthritis
June 19, 2018 -- Researchers from the U.K. have developed an algorithm capable of detecting subtle changes in the spacing between arthritic joints on 3D-reconstructed CT scans better than even standard x-ray imaging can, according to an article published online on June 18 in Scientific Reports.  Discuss
Patient outreach may boost uptake for CT lung screening
June 18, 2018 -- Amidst disappointing uptake of CT lung cancer screening, one group of researchers was able to buck the trend within a U.S. Veterans Affairs health network. The key? Bolstering outreach to eligible smokers, according to an article in the June American Journal of Managed Care.  Discuss
Are good intentions good enough for reducing CT dose?
June 15, 2018 -- CT radiation dose has been the target of a variety of recommendations, protocols, and guidelines designed to reduce how much dose patients receive. But despite good intentions, radiology may not be doing all it can to reduce CT radiation dose, according to a June 12 opinion article in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Cinematic rendering sheds light on abdominal pathology
June 13, 2018 -- Cinematic rendering may help improve preoperative planning for complex surgeries in the stomach and kidneys by enhancing the surface detail of abdominal CT scans, according to research recently published online in Abdominal Radiology and the Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography.  Discuss
CT links brain calcifications to smoking, diabetes
June 12, 2018 -- Researchers from the Netherlands examined the brain CT scans of patients with memory complaints and identified a strong association between the presence of calcifications in the hippocampus and various risk factors including smoking and diabetes, according to an article published online June 12 in Radiology.  Discuss
Are we using the right metrics for CT lung screening?
June 8, 2018 -- CT lung cancer screening has been shown to reduce mortality when administered to high-risk smokers, but a new study is questioning whether the right metrics are being used to demonstrate this reduction, according to an article published online June 7 in JAMA Oncology.  Discuss
3D-printed aortas could work well for TAVR
June 7, 2018 -- Researchers from Italy have created low-cost, individually tailored 3D-printed aortas that could work well for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), according to an article published online May 26 in the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.  Discuss
More follow-up CT doesn't improve colorectal cancer outcome
June 5, 2018 -- Increasing the frequency of follow-up CT exams for patients who underwent colorectal cancer surgery did not significantly affect their survival or the detection of cancer recurrence, according to two studies recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Discuss