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
Doctors continue to forgo CT lung screening discussions
April 25, 2019 -- The low rate of patient-physician discussions about CT lung cancer screening appears to be sinking lower still. New data show that less than 9% of doctors talked about screening with their patients who currently smoke, according to an article published online April 25 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.  Discuss
Virtual reality engages patients more than CT, booklets
April 25, 2019 -- Patients with an abdominal aortic aneurysm were more engaged and had a better understanding of their condition after examining 3D models using virtual reality technology, compared with CT scans or other educational resources, according to an article published online April 19 in the Annals of Vascular Surgery.  Discuss
AI predicts lung cancer survival from CT scan data
April 22, 2019 -- Harvard researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm capable of analyzing routine CT scans to predict how well lung cancer patients will respond to treatment, as well as their likelihood of survival, according to an article published online April 22 in Clinical Cancer Research.  Discuss
3D-printed craniofacial models support family consults
April 22, 2019 -- Researchers from Saudi Arabia have created 3D-printed models based on the CT scans of children with craniofacial deformities. Examining the models significantly increased the parents' likelihood of consenting to surgical treatment, according to a study recently published online in the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery.  Discuss
Can videos convince smokers to get CT lung screening?
April 19, 2019 -- Smokers who watched a video and read a brochure on the potential harms and benefits of CT lung cancer screening had a better understanding of the exam and had more confidence in their decision to get screened, according to an article published online April 17 in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.  Discuss
4 practical applications of VR, AR in radiology
April 19, 2019 -- Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are emerging as key tools for advancing education, communication, and clinical care in radiology. Researchers offer details on several practical applications of the technologies as they are being used throughout various hospitals in an article published online April 16 in Radiology.  Discuss
CTC offers added value to colon cancer screening
April 16, 2019 -- CT colonography (CTC) nearly matched the predictive accuracy of colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening, while also allowing for risk stratification by providing detailed insight into the nature of colorectal findings in a new study, published online April 11 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
3D-bioprinted model mimics real human heart properties
April 16, 2019 -- Researchers from Israel have created a 3D-printed model that captures the immunological, biochemical, cellular, and anatomical properties of a real human heart, according to an article published online April 15 in Advanced Science.  Discuss
Prolonged CT lung screening offers cumulative benefits
April 15, 2019 -- The latest results from the Multicentric Italian Lung Detection trial highlighted the increasing benefits of CT lung screening over time -- starting after year five -- culminating in a 39% reduction in lung cancer mortality risk for eligible smokers at 10 years, according to a recent study published in the Annals of Oncology.  Discuss
Low-energy scanning methods cut CT contrast dose
April 10, 2019 -- Using dual-energy CT or simply lowering the tube voltage of standard CT can enable a 25% reduction in contrast dose for CT exams without altering image quality -- uncovering the potential for hospital-wide cost savings, according to an article published online April 9 in Radiology.  Discuss