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
How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected CT CAC testing?
July 20, 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic caused a significant dip in heart disease screening with CT coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring, particularly between March and May of last year, according to a poster presentation at the virtual 2021 Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography meeting.  Discuss
What features on head CT of TBI best predict long-term outcomes?
July 19, 2021 -- Certain abnormalities on head CT after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) may be predictive of long-term outcomes in patients, according to a study published July 19 in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss
CT shines when it comes to COVID-19 risk stratification
July 19, 2021 -- CT has a key role to play in the diagnosis of COVID-19 pneumonia, according to a July 16 session at the virtual 2021 Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography meeting.  Discuss
COVID-19 pandemic caused stress among radiology staff
July 15, 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has caused anxiety and workplace-related stress among radiologic technologists (RTs), according to a study conducted by U.K. researchers and published July 12 in Radiography.  Discuss
CT CAC helps determine which patients benefit from statin therapy
July 14, 2021 -- CT coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring appears to be a useful way to help clinicians ascertain whether a patient at intermediate risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease would benefit from statin therapy, according to a study published July 14 in JAMA Cardiology.  Discuss
Proposed 2022 MPFS includes radiology payment cuts
July 14, 2021 -- The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on July 13 released a proposed rule for the 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) that includes some cuts to radiology reimbursement -- although much less severe than the 10% initially slated for 2021.  Discuss
Imaging admins report barriers to CT lung screening
July 14, 2021 -- Despite enthusiasm for CT lung cancer screening, many imaging administrators in a new survey reported feeling hindered by barriers to support and resources that keep them from running more effective programs. The findings were published July 9 in Chest.  Discuss
MRI for prostate cancer screening reduces unnecessary biopsies
July 12, 2021 -- Swedish researchers have found that using MRI for prostate cancer screening finds clinically significant cancer and reduces unnecessary biopsies, according to a study published July 9 in the New England Journal of Medicine.  Discuss
MRI tracks soft-tissue complications after hip replacement
July 12, 2021 -- MRI effectively tracks soft-tissue complications in patients who have undergone hip resurfacing arthroplasty or total hip replacement, according to research published July 7 in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.  Discuss
MRI shows quadricep grafts beat hamstring grafts for ACL repair
July 9, 2021 -- MRI shows that quadriceps tendon autografts lead to better outcomes for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in adolescents compared with hamstring tendon grafts, according to study results presented July 9 at the joint meeting of the AOSSM and the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) in Nashville, TN.  Discuss