Kate Madden Yee

Kate is 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
CBCT reveals how 17th-century aristocrat sought to preserve her smile
February 7, 2023 -- Archaeologists used imaging to discover how a 17th century aristocratic woman stabilized her loose teeth using gold wires -- a solution that, although innovative at the time, likely made her condition worse, according to a report published on February 6 by Live Science.  Discuss
COVID-19-dampened lung cancer screening rates have recovered, sort of
February 7, 2023 -- Rates of low-dose CT (LDCT) screening for lung cancer dropped significantly in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic and haven't yet returned to expected levels, according to a study published February 3 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
MRI shows promise for tracking recurrence of soft-tissue sarcoma
February 3, 2023 -- MRI shows promise as an effective way to identify recurrence of musculoskeletal soft-tissue sarcomas in patients who have undergone surgical treatment, a study published February 1 in the American Journal of Roentgenology has found.  Discuss
Are hospitals disclosing prostate cancer service costs?
February 2, 2023 -- Hospitals aren't necessarily disclosing prostate cancer service costs, despite a 2021 mandate issued by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a January 30 study published in Prostate Cancer Prostatic Disease has found.  Discuss
3D-printed models improve pediatric retroperitoneal surgery planning
February 1, 2023 -- Using 3D-printed models of retroperitoneal tumors is an effective way to plan surgery for children and to communicate about the procedure with their parents, according to a study published January 30 in Nature: Scientific Reports.  Discuss
PCCT cuts CCTA contrast by 25%, without impacting image quality
January 30, 2023 -- Photon-counting CT (PCCT) reduces the amount of contrast needed for coronary CT angiography (CCTA) by 25% -- without impacting image quality, according to a study published January 26 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss
MRI is useful for assessing postmenopausal bone health
January 27, 2023 -- MRI-identified bone markers -- such as porosity, morphologic structure, mineralization, and density -- are useful for assessing bone health in postmenopausal women, a study published January 24 in Radiology has found.  Discuss
CT plus AI helps predict heart disease in diabetic patients
January 26, 2023 -- Combining CT results with artificial intelligence (AI) technology helps clinicians assess diabetic patients' coronary artery disease risk, according to a study published January 23 in Cardiovascular Diabetology.  Discuss
Diffusion kurtosis imaging helps identify cognitive impairment
January 24, 2023 -- The MRI technique of diffusion kurtosis imaging shows promise for identifying mild cognitive impairment among individuals exposed to environmental toxins, a study published January 21 in Academic Radiology has found.  Discuss
Imaging effective for pediatric soft tissue, bone mass biopsies
January 23, 2023 -- Imaging -- particularly CT -- is an effective tool for guiding percutaneous soft tissue and bone mass biopsies in children, according to a study published January 19 in the Annals of Surgical Oncology.  Discuss