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)
Hall, et al. Gestalt: Radiology's Aunt Minnie. AJR 2008 (October)
RadiologyinThai.com (original article)