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
Radiologists distinguish COVID-19 pneumonia on CT
March 11, 2020 -- The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is characterized by CT findings that match features of other pneumonia-causing viruses. But radiologists from the U.S. and China demonstrated that they are well-equipped to differentiate COVID-19 from these other viruses in a new study, published online March 10 in Radiology.  Discuss
3 factors linked to risk of death from coronavirus
March 11, 2020 -- For individuals with the novel coronavirus disease, several factors were associated with an increased risk of death in a new study, published online March 9 in the Lancet journal. Careful observation and blood testing could help clinicians identify these individuals at an early stage, researchers say.  Discuss
Low-dose CT produces no detectable DNA damage
March 10, 2020 -- The debate over the potential harms of CT radiation carries on in a new study published online March 10 in Radiology. Researchers from Japan are reporting that they found no evidence of DNA damage in individuals who underwent low-dose CT scans -- while damage was detectable from standard-dose exams.  Discuss
CT findings for coronavirus may overlap with adenovirus
March 10, 2020 -- Chest CT accurately detected the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the vast majority of high-risk individuals prior to confirmation by laboratory testing, though it also misidentified COVID-19 for the adenovirus in a small percentage of cases in a new study, published online March 4 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
AR equipped to 'transform' image-guided interventions
March 9, 2020 -- Interventional radiology is in a prime position to leverage the enhanced visualization afforded by augmented reality (AR) technology to improve image-guided procedures and achieve better outcomes, according to a recent article published online in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.  Discuss
3 uses for cinematic rendering of brain CTA scans
March 5, 2020 -- Cinematic rendering based on CT angiography (CTA) data can enhance the visualization of complex cerebrovascular anatomy and disease beyond the capabilities of traditional volume rendering, without any added costs, according to an article recently published online in the Journal of Neuroimaging.  Discuss
CT, x-ray capture vaping lung injury in teens
March 3, 2020 -- What effect does vaping have on the lungs of young, healthy individuals? A study published online March 3 in Radiology details the most prevalent findings seen on the chest x-rays and CT scans of teenagers diagnosed with electronic cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury.  Discuss
SIR issues statement on endovascular procedures for trauma
March 3, 2020 -- The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) released a position statement on the use of endovascular procedures for treating individuals with traumatic injuries in the March issue of the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.  Discuss
3D printing improves accuracy of knee arthroplasty
March 3, 2020 -- A new technique that relies on 3D-printed surgical guides designed with CT data enhanced the accuracy of total knee replacement procedures and also decreased postoperative bleeding and trauma, compared with the standard technique, in a study published online on February 22 in Orthopaedic Surgery.  Discuss
CT lung screening rates show gradual upward trend
March 2, 2020 -- Participation in CT lung cancer screening programs among eligible individuals in the U.S. has been making modest gains over the past several years. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released on February 28 new survey findings with statewide rates as high as 16%.  Discuss