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
CT CAC linked to cardiovascular mortality in young adults
July 19, 2019 -- Positive scores on CT coronary artery calcium (CAC) scans were strongly associated with an increased risk of heart disease and all-cause mortality in young adults according to new research, published online July 19 in JAMA Network Open. CT CAC testing could help direct these individuals to preventive therapy, researchers say.  Discuss
Could a metabolic test revamp CT lung cancer screening?
July 18, 2019 -- A low-cost metabolic test that uses MR spectroscopy to analyze blood and tissue samples may complement the early detection of lung cancer and help clinicians identify individuals who would benefit most from CT lung screening, according to an article published online July 16 in Scientific Reports.  Discuss
3D printing cuts hip fracture repair time, blood loss
July 18, 2019 -- Integrating 3D printing technology into presurgical planning for hip joint fracture repair can significantly reduce operating times and blood loss, compared with conventional methods, according to an article published online July 9 in Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Surgery and Research.  Discuss
Demographic factors limit access to CT lung screening
July 15, 2019 -- Smokers who are older, uninsured, undereducated, and live in a rural area are more likely to be located farther away from a CT lung cancer screening facility and thus have limited access to screening services, according to an article published online July 11 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
AR offers 3D image guidance for interventional procedures
July 12, 2019 -- Researchers from New York have developed a new image-guidance technique that uses augmented reality (AR) to facilitate interventional procedures. They detail how their method may help improve the ease and accuracy of catheter placement into the heart in an article recently published online by PLOS One.  Discuss
CT perfusion shows promising utility in cancer treatment
July 11, 2019 -- The CT perfusion scans of patients with pancreatic cancer revealed that those who responded well to chemoradiation therapy had higher blood flow measurements both before and after treatment than did patients who responded poorly in a new study, published online July 9 in Radiology.  Discuss
AI, AR enable real-time pain assessment on virtual brain
July 10, 2019 -- Researchers from Michigan have developed a new technique for real-time pain assessment on virtual 3D brain models using a combination of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms and augmented reality (AR) technology. They detail their method in an article recently published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.  Discuss
CT lung screening's benefits persist over time
July 8, 2019 -- In an update to the National Lung Screening Trial, researchers from the U.S. are reporting a sustained reduction in cancer deaths from CT lung screening roughly 12 years after the initial screening exam. The findings were recently published online in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology.  Discuss
SIIM: AI boosts triage efficiency for aortic tears on CTA
July 1, 2019 -- DENVER - An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to screen for aortic dissection and rupture on CT angiography (CTA) scans with high accuracy -- improving triage efficiency for the conditions prior to radiologist review – in a new study, presented Friday at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.  Discuss
CT lung screening criteria overlook racial differences
June 28, 2019 -- Current eligibility criteria for CT lung cancer screening from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force do not account for racial differences -- leaving behind a large proportion of African American smokers who would benefit from the test, say Tennessee researchers in an article published online June 27 in JAMA Oncology.  Discuss