Frequently Asked Questions What is an Aunt Minnie? January 1, 2010
Q: What is an Aunt Minnie?
A: The exact origins of the term "Aunt Minnie" are a bit hazy, but it's believed to have been coined in the 1940s by Dr. Ben Felson, a radiologist at the University of Cincinnati. He used it to describe "a case with radiologic findings so specific and compelling that no realistic differential diagnosis exists."
In other words: If it looks like your Aunt Minnie, then it's your Aunt Minnie. To view our AuntMinnieTV segment featuring an interview with Dr. Maurice Reeder, a colleague of Dr. Felson's,
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