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Who is Aunt Minnie?
Posted by Rathachai Kaewlai, M.D. from Radiology in Thai (our excellent partner site)
Beside 'Aunt Minnie' (http://www.auntminnie.com) as a popular radiology website, do you know who really is Aunt Minnie?

A few communications in Radiology and AJR provided the answer.

Aunt Minnie is defined as:

- Constellation of observations virtually pathognomonic of an entity (usually of an unusual or unexpected disease)
- Subliminal or subconscious pattern recognition of disease (similar to recognizing Aunt Minnie among a large group of similar women)
- The term attributed to two figures in radiology history: Ed Neuhauser (previous Chief at Children Hospital Boston) and Ben Felson (neither had an aunt named Minnie)

Reference:
Hall, et al. Gestalt: Radiology's Aunt Minnie. AJR 2008 (October)

RadiologyinThai.com (original article)

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Comment by saeed rad on December 11, 2008 at 2:29am
AuntMinnuie's site is very interesting for every one in practice of radiology, i think we should all be thankful for this establishment and its educational aim. Thanx to them.

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