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 imaging economics and policy, ultrasound, and women's imaging.

Articles by this author
FDA adds transducer check to ultrasound guidance
August 23, 2019 -- New ultrasound transducers should include an integrated quality control check that runs every time the probe is turned on, according to final guidance issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on August 22.  Discuss
Cities in New England have highest breast screening rates
August 22, 2019 -- It's not just rural areas that are susceptible to disparities in screening mammography, but cities too -- with metropolitan areas in New England having the highest rates of mammography use, while cities in the Mountain region have the lowest, according to a study published August 20 in Radiology.  Discuss
MRI shows vaping compromises vascular function
August 20, 2019 -- Findings from MRI scans show that vaping immediately affects vascular function, even when the liquid solution contained in the electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) does not contain nicotine, according to a study published August 20 in Radiology.  Discuss
Is radiology corporatization positive or negative?
August 20, 2019 -- Corporatization in radiology is increasing, and whether it is a positive or negative trend remains to be seen, according to a white paper published August 16 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
POCUS in the ED translates to lower healthcare costs
August 19, 2019 -- Using point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in the emergency department can result in significant cost savings by avoiding unnecessary follow-up tests and helping clinicians make good treatment decisions, according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
USPSTF opens review of carotid stenosis screening
August 16, 2019 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has posted a draft research plan on screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis, an exam that typically involves the use of ultrasound to detect signs of stenosis before a stroke can occur.  Discuss
Elastography methods reduce unnecessary breast biopsies
August 15, 2019 -- Using a combination of different elastography methods reduces unnecessary biopsies of BI-RADS 4 lesions without increasing the risk of missing cancers, according to a new study published in the September issue of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
DBT finds more cancers in dense breast tissue
August 15, 2019 -- Breast screening with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) finds more cancers in women with different breast densities and from all age groups compared with digital mammography -- especially cancers presenting as spiculated masses or architectural distortions, according to a study published online August 13 in Radiology.  Discuss
ED imaging plagued by racial disparities
August 15, 2019 -- Significant racial and ethnic differences exist in the use of medical imaging in the emergency department (ED), with patients of color having lower odds of receiving imaging compared with their white counterparts, according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Radiologists mixed about synthesized 2D mammography
August 14, 2019 -- Most radiologists who are using digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for breast screening have synthesized 2D mammography capability, but they also have concerns about its image quality, according to a study published online August 12 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss