Aunt Minnie

Dr Dan J Bell and A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

The term Aunt Minnie is radiological shorthand for a lesion/finding which has characteristic appearances and cannot, within reason, be anything but one thing.

History and etymology

The term was coined by Ed Neuhauser, Chief of Radiology at Boston Children’s Hospital, and popularised by Benjamin Felson in his 1960 classic textbook Chest Roentgenology 1,2; although often the coining is misattributed to Ben Felson.

Neither Ed Neuhauser nor Benjamin Felson apparently had an aunt called Minnie 3

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