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
How radiologists can optimize their role in 3D printing
October 9, 2017 -- The vision of combining 3D printing and healthcare is now a reality. What can radiologists do to get started, and how can they maximize their role in the field? A panel of 3D printing experts discussed such questions and more in a September 28 webinar.  Discuss
CT radiation dose tracking reveals global disparities
October 3, 2017 -- The growing use of radiation dose tracking software has revealed an inconvenient truth: There are substantial differences around the world in the amount of radiation dose being used for CT scans, according to a Swiss study published online in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
IBM's Watson assigns patients to MRI contrast
October 3, 2017 -- Determining which patients need contrast for musculoskeletal MRI scans can soak up a lot of time and resources. What if you could use artificial intelligence instead? Researchers found that IBM Watson could help optimize the process, according to a September 18 paper in the Journal of Digital Imaging.  Discuss
Can MRI challenge CT in diagnosing appendicitis?
September 29, 2017 -- CT has long been the go-to tool for diagnosing appendicitis in kids, but concerns about radiation have radiologists exploring other modalities. Whether MRI could be one of these alternatives was the subject of a study published in the October issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
CTA helps direct use of clot removal for stroke patients
September 26, 2017 -- Determining which stroke patients should undergo mechanical clot removal hinges on a complex network of clinical imaging factors. Measuring collateral blood flow through CT angiography (CTA) can help optimize the process, according to a study published online September 25 in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss
Digital tomo refines postoperative imaging of hand fractures
September 25, 2017 -- The proper installation of orthopedic hardware in the hand and wrist after surgery is usually confirmed with digital radiography. But digital tomosynthesis may further enhance visualization around such implants, according to research published online September 11 in Clinical Radiology.  Discuss
Study questions whether x-rays really need to be repeated
September 19, 2017 -- Current radiology practice gives radiologic technologists significant leeway in deciding whether to retake radiographs that might not be up to snuff. But should the weight of that decision rest on their shoulders alone? Researchers investigated the question in a September 12 study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Coordinator service bolsters radiologists' efficiency
September 18, 2017 -- Burnout among radiologists is on the rise, with one of the principal contributing factors being workplace inefficiency. What measures are being taken to address this pressing issue? Researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center offer one solution in a paper published online September 9 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Study questions value of CT scans after NCSLC surgery
September 15, 2017 -- Performing frequent CT scans after surgery for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) may not necessarily improve overall patient survival rates, according to findings presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology 2017 congress in Madrid.  Discuss