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
CT CAC predicts risk of death in smokers
February 28, 2020 -- The presence of coronary artery calcium (CAC) on CT scans was associated with an increased risk of death from cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and all causes combined -- including for a subset of smokers eligible for CT lung cancer screening -- in a study published in the February issue of Atherosclerosis.  Discuss
What do radiologists need to know about the coronavirus?
February 27, 2020 -- To help radiologists stay up to date on the ever-evolving coronavirus epidemic, an expert panel gave the lowdown on the current understanding of the coronavirus disease and highlighted the points most pertinent to radiologists in an article published online on February 27 in Radiology.  Discuss
CT again tops DNA tests for early coronavirus detection
February 26, 2020 -- In a study covering more than 1,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease, chest CT proved to be more accurate than the standard method of DNA testing for early diagnosis of the disease in high-risk individuals. The findings were published online February 26 in Radiology.  Discuss
3D light scanner supplements CT for bedside procedures
February 24, 2020 -- Researchers from Tennessee have developed a navigation technique that employs a 3D light scanner and 3D printing technology to improve the accuracy and workflow of minimally invasive procedures reliant on CT data. They describe their technique in an article recently published in World Neurosurgery.  Discuss
How can radiology help limit COVID-19 transmission?
February 21, 2020 -- The critical role of CT in diagnosing the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has placed radiology at the frontline of disease management. Researchers discuss preemptive measures radiology departments can take to limit virus transmission in a February 19 article published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
CT proves vital for early diagnosis of COVID-19
February 19, 2020 -- Chest CT demonstrated better sensitivity than DNA testing at detecting coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in high-risk individuals upon initial presentation of symptoms in a new study, published online February 19 in Radiology. The findings affirm the vital role of CT in the early diagnosis of the condition.  Discuss
Prehydration not needed before contrast CT of kidneys
February 18, 2020 -- Prehydrating patients who have chronic kidney disease before they undergo a contrast-enhanced CT exam has been the standard of care for years. But new research suggests that the practice results in unnecessary costs with few patient benefits. The findings were published online on February 17 in JAMA Internal Medicine.  Discuss
Can ultrasound, 3D printing deepen maternal-fetal bonds?
February 18, 2020 -- When a pregnant woman sees her fetus on imaging scans, it can help strengthen the bond she feels with her unborn child, say researchers. They demonstrate how 3D-printed models based on ultrasound scans confirmed this concept in a study published online on February 8 in the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing.  Discuss
CT lung screening risk models optimize nodule management
February 14, 2020 -- Risk prediction models can differentiate between benign and malignant nodules detected on CT lung cancer screening exams more accurately than current clinical guidelines, underscoring the potential value of the models for lung nodule management, according to a study published online February 14 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
Coronavirus toll surges after sanction of CT diagnosis
February 13, 2020 -- The number of new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in China hit roughly 15,000 within the past 24 hours alone, a major increase, according to news reports. The surge follows a decision by Chinese officials to expand the diagnostic criteria for COVID-19 to include cases diagnosed with CT.  Discuss