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
12 tips for handling your first overnight call
March 4, 2021 -- A radiologist's first overnight call can prompt anxiety, but there are ways to navigate it that can make the experience as successful and comfortable as possible, according to a presentation delivered March 3 at the virtual ECR 2021.  Discuss
Historical study finds that benign bone tumors are common in children
March 4, 2021 -- A cache of historical x-rays -- some almost 100 years old -- has revealed that benign bone tumors are common in healthy children, and they resolve on their own over time, according to a March 1 study in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.  Discuss
CT plus deep learning distinguishes COVID-19 from other pneumonia
March 3, 2021 -- A deep-learning algorithm improves CT's capability for distinguishing between COVID-19 and other pneumonias, according to a study published February 27 in Interdisciplinary Sciences: Computational Life Sciences.  Discuss
8 tips for putting transgender patients at ease in the radiology suite
March 3, 2021 -- Transgender patients often face significant difficulties when it comes to receiving healthcare, and radiology departments have a key role to play in mitigating these difficulties, according to a review published March 1 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Use of cardio CT, MRI increases, but remains fraction of heart imaging
February 26, 2021 -- The use of cardiovascular CT and MRI has been increasing -- as has the number of radiologists providing these exams -- even though they still make up a fraction of the number of annual cardiac exams performed, according to a new study.  Discuss
COVID-19 vaccine affects imaging results, researchers warn
February 25, 2021 -- Researchers are warning that the COVID-19 vaccine can manifest on imaging in ways that appear to be disease, according to two studies published February 24 in the American Journal of Roentgenology and Radiology.  Discuss
Abbreviated breast MRI shows sustained benefits for screening
February 24, 2021 -- Breast cancer screening with an abbreviated MRI protocol sustains positive patient outcomes over time, according to a study published February 23 in Radiology. The findings could make breast MRI screening more accessible to women.  Discuss
CT-guided renal ablation is safe for treating cancer in obese patients
February 24, 2021 -- CT-guided renal ablation is a safe and effective alternative to nephrectomy in morbidly obese patients, according to a study published February 17 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Dual-energy CT shows promise, but watch for artifacts
February 23, 2021 -- Dual-energy CT (DECT) offers new ways to improve diagnosis of disease, and the technology has continued to improve over the past decade. But radiologists must be aware of DECT's potential pitfalls -- particularly artifacts -- in order to use it effectively, according to an overview published February 19 in RadioGraphics.  Discuss
Race, income, education affect women's access to DBT screening
February 19, 2021 -- A woman's race/ethnicity and her education and income levels affect her likelihood of having access to digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for breast cancer screening, according to a study published February 19 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss