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
Breast MRI underutilized in high-risk women
June 20, 2018 -- Supplemental screening breast MRI is underused by women at higher risk of breast cancer, according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of Women's Health.  Discuss
Group reveals work on hybrid acoustic-optical imaging
June 19, 2018 -- Researchers from the California Institute of Technology have developed an imaging technique that combines optical with acoustic imaging. They believe it could someday offer a viable alternative to screening mammography, according to a paper published online June 15 in Nature Communications.  Discuss
Radiology research diversity could use improvement
June 18, 2018 -- Incentives are needed to promote greater diversity and the inclusion of women among radiologist researchers, according to a study published online June 13 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
MedPAC proposes imaging payment cuts in June report
June 15, 2018 -- The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has proposed reimbursement cuts to specialties -- including radiology -- of almost 4%, while increasing payments for services such as clinician and hospital outpatient visits by 10%.  Discuss
Ultrasound links meat allergen to heart disease
June 15, 2018 -- Using intravascular ultrasound, researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health have found a link between sensitivity to an allergen in red meat and plaque buildup in the heart's arteries, according to a study published online June 14 in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology.  Discuss
Synthesized 2D mammo works well for density assessment
June 14, 2018 -- Breast density assessments rendered by radiologists from synthesized 2D digital breast tomosynthesis exams are comparable to those rendered from standard 2D mammography images, according to a study published online June 12 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Stress echo beats CCTA for evaluating chest pain
June 13, 2018 -- Stress echocardiography is a safe method of evaluating chest pain in patients who present to the emergency department, resulting in lower rates of hospitalization and shorter hospital stays when compared with coronary CT angiography (CCTA), according to a study published online June 13 in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging.  Discuss
Critic calls JAMA study on mammo screening 'inadequate'
June 12, 2018 -- A study published January 9 in the Journal of the American Medical Association that explored reasons for the reduction in breast cancer mortality in recent decades did not include sufficient follow-up data, according to a response letter published in the journal June 12.  Discuss
Letters blast study linking ultrasound and autism
June 11, 2018 -- A study published in February in JAMA Pediatrics that suggested a link between the incidence of autism spectrum disorder and prenatal ultrasound is coming under fire by critics who are calling out the study's conclusion as oversimplified at best and inaccurate at worst.  Discuss
Medical students value earlier exposure to radiology
June 11, 2018 -- Medical students are interested in learning about radiology earlier in their curriculum -- as illustrated by one radiology residency that updated its program to include exposure to radiology in the first year, according to a paper in the June issue of Academic Radiology.  Discuss