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
COVID-19 has far-reaching, nonpulmonary effects
December 2, 2020 -- Although COVID-19 typically manifests as a respiratory illness, the disease can affect many nonpulmonary body systems, according to a presentation delivered Monday afternoon at the RSNA 2020 virtual meeting.  Discuss
EVALI shows particular imaging findings on CT
December 1, 2020 -- Particular CT imaging findings such as a diffuse alveolar damage pattern can help radiologists diagnose electronic cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury (EVALI), according to a presentation delivered on Monday at the virtual RSNA 2020 meeting.  Discuss
MRI, ultrasound diagnose post-COVID-19 muscle weakness
December 1, 2020 -- A combination of MR neurography and ultrasound could help clinicians better diagnose what is causing some recovered COVID-19 patients to continue to experience chronic pain, numbness, or weakness in their hands or limbs, according to commentary published December 1 in Radiology.  Discuss
New York neurorads share COVID-19 best practices
November 30, 2020 -- New York City has been dramatically affected by the COVID-19 crisis, and neuroradiologists there were at times the first to identify the disease incidentally via imaging exams performed for other purposes, according to two presentations delivered on Monday at the virtual RSNA 2020 conference.  Discuss
CT quantifies COVID-19 severity, ongoing conditions
November 29, 2020 -- Throughout this year's COVID-19 pandemic, chest CT has proven to be a valuable tool for diagnosing the illness in particular clinical situations. CT's worth for COVID-19 diagnosis and triage was the subject of a trio of presentations on Sunday afternoon at RSNA 2020.  Discuss
fMRI reveals why big games create lasting memories
November 25, 2020 -- Functional MRI reveals how feelings of surprise that people experience -- for example, while tracking ball possession changes in a sports broadcast -- create shifts in brain patterns that are key to the formation of strong memories, according to a study published November 25 in the journal Neuron.  Discuss
CT shows damaging effects of wood smoke on lungs
November 25, 2020 -- CT shows damage caused to the lungs in people who cook with natural fuels such as wood or brush, which can produce pollutants and toxins when burned, according to research to be presented at the upcoming virtual RSNA 2020 meeting.  Discuss
MRI shows how anxiety speeds Alzheimer's progression
November 24, 2020 -- Brain MRI scans show that patients with anxiety progress more quickly from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer's disease, according to research to be presented at the upcoming virtual RSNA 2020 conference.  Discuss
Weight-loss surgery weakens teenagers' bones
November 24, 2020 -- MRI and CT exams illuminate the negative effect a common weight-loss surgery called sleeve gastrectomy has on teenagers' bones, according to research to be presented at the upcoming virtual RSNA 2020 conference.  Discuss
Kids get fewer CTs, but adults' rates continue to rise
November 23, 2020 -- Efforts to reduce children's exposure to radiation when they present in the emergency room with abdominal pain have been effective -- mostly by using ultrasound to diagnose the cause of the pain rather than CT, according to a study published November 19 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss