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
Baby boomers, wage increases to boost U.S. health spending
February 21, 2019 -- U.S. health spending will continue to increase through 2027, as demographic and economic changes overcome factors that previously kept costs growing more slowly, such as the Great Recession and the Affordable Care Act, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released February 20 in Health Affairs.  Discuss
Lower recall rate makes DBT better for breast screening
February 20, 2019 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has a lower recall rate compared with full-field digital mammography, making it an effective breast cancer screening tool, according to a study published online February 13 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
Shorter radiotherapy works for prostate cancer treatment
February 19, 2019 -- A shorter radiotherapy protocol for treating prostate cancer is comparable to a conventional radiotherapy schedule when it comes to disease-free survival and quality of life after treatment, according to a new study published online February 15 in JAMA Oncology.  Discuss
Transcranial sonography identifies Parkinson's earlier
February 11, 2019 -- Transcranial sonography offers clinicians a viable way to diagnose Parkinson's disease, even before it manifests in clinical symptoms, according to a review published in the March issue of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
Primary doctors can help boost mammography compliance
February 7, 2019 -- When primary care physicians are in regular contact with their patients, women are more likely to follow through on breast cancer screening, even among racial and ethnic minorities, according to a study published online February 5 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Self-compression is a viable option for mammography
February 5, 2019 -- Women who control their own breast compression during screening mammography end up having mammograms that are just as good as those in which a technologist controls the compression -- and the women report less pain, according to a study published online February 4 in JAMA Internal Medicine.  Discuss
How clean are endovaginal ultrasound probes?
February 1, 2019 -- Are endovaginal ultrasound probes being correctly disinfected? Not as they should be -- and this poses a health risk to women, according to a review published in the January issue of the Israel Medical Association Journal.  Discuss
Stereotactic radiation extends long-term survival
January 31, 2019 -- Stereotactic radiation extends long-term survival for some patients with stage IV cancers while maintaining their quality of life, according to results from a clinical trial published in the January issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics.  Discuss
DBT is comparable to FFDM for detecting benign lesions
January 29, 2019 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is comparable to full-field digital mammography (FFDM) for identifying benign breast lesions, according to a new study published online January 23 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
How has the ACA affected breast cancer screening?
January 29, 2019 -- Debate has raged over the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 on access to healthcare services. However, at least one hospital in California found that the ACA didn't necessarily change access to screening mammography, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Surgery.  Discuss