Kate Madden Yee

Kate is an editor at AuntMinnie.com. She joined the editorial team in 2007 after freelancing for the site for six years, and brings two decades of radiology journalism experience to her work, including serving as associate editor for Diagnostic Imaging Scan newsletter.

She holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a master's degree in fine arts from Pennsylvania State University. Her beats are CT, MRI, and imaging economics and policy.

Articles by this author
PET shows promise for detecting NSCLC recurrence
September 17, 2020 -- F-18 FDG PET/CT shows promise for detecting recurrence of disease in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients after they've undergone surgery, according to a study published September 9 in General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  Discuss
PET/MRI boosts cancer detection
September 17, 2020 -- PET/MRI helps clinicians stage cancer treatment as well as PET/CT -- and finds more than 25% additional cancers, according to a study published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. It also reduces overall radiation exposure.  Discuss
PET helps diagnose treatable form of dementia
September 16, 2020 -- PET imaging could be a useful tool for diagnosis and treatment of idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus, a form of dementia that can be treated surgically, according to a literature review published September 7 in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences.  Discuss
PET agent shows promise for imaging lung inflammation
September 16, 2020 -- An experimental PET imaging agent shows promise for imaging inflammation in the lungs -- which could have implications for a range of common diseases, including COVID-19, according to results from an animal study published in Redox Biology.  Discuss
15% of athletes have myocarditis after COVID-19 recovery
September 11, 2020 -- Cardiac MRI scans showed that 15% of competitive athletes who had recovered from COVID-19 disease had signs of myocarditis on their images, according to a study published September 11 in JAMA Cardiology.  Discuss
AI reduces no-shows for MRI exams
September 11, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) can help reduce the no-show rate for MRI exams, according to a study published September 10 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
PET radiomics tailor head/neck cancer treatment
September 10, 2020 -- Radiomic factors -- that is, image-based tumor phenotypes -- gleaned from F-18 FDG PET exams can help clinicians personalize care and better predict treatment outcomes for patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, according to a study published September 7 in EJNMMI Research.  Discuss
Are clinicians ordering CT lung screening too often?
September 10, 2020 -- Referring providers are ordering CT lung cancer screening exams for individuals who don't meet established clinical guidelines for the tests, according to a study published September 6 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
CT shows COVID-19 causes lingering lung damage
September 9, 2020 -- Six-week follow-up CT exams of patients with COVID-19 show lingering damage to lung tissue in 88% of patients who were hospitalized, according to a presentation delivered September 7 at the virtual European Respiratory Society International Congress.  Discuss
ACC recommends CCTA as first evaluation for CAD
September 9, 2020 -- Coronary CT angiography (CCTA) can be used as a first-line evaluation for coronary artery disease (CAD), according to a report by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) published September 7 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.  Discuss