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
Just how good is digital breast tomosynthesis, anyway?
May 16, 2022 -- It's been more than 10 years since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for marketing. But has DBT delivered on its much-anticipated promise? Experts weighed in on May 16 at the Society for Breast Imaging annual meeting in Savannah, GA.  Discuss
Contrast agent pooling on CT suggests imminent cardiac arrest
May 16, 2022 -- Contrast agent pooling on CT -- known as the CAP sign -- suggests patients are in danger of imminent cardiac arrest, according to a study published May 6 in BMC Emergency Medicine.  Discuss
How can radiology best cope with the contrast shortage?
May 13, 2022 -- How can radiology best cope with interruptions in the supply of iodinated contrast? Imaging facilities are scrambling to conserve contrast until supplies get back to normal, and a variety of sources are offering advice on how to conserve a material that up to now may have been taken for granted.  Discuss
MRI shows that PTSD from 9/11 attacks affects cognitive ability
May 11, 2022 -- MRI shows that first responders to the September 11 terrorist attacks who later had post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are at higher risk of cognitive impairment as they age, according to research presented at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting.  Discuss
MRI radiomics help predict prostate cancer metastases
May 9, 2022 -- Radiomics features extracted from multiparametric MRI exams can help predict whether prostate cancer will metastasize, according to research presented at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting in London, U.K.  Discuss
Cardiac CT poised to become an increasingly valuable tool
May 6, 2022 -- Cardiac CT is becoming an increasingly valuable tool for heart imaging, but it does face challenges, particularly when it comes to reimbursement, according to a presentation delivered May 4 at the annual American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) meeting in New Orleans.  Discuss
Lung-RADS updates coming to a practice near you
May 6, 2022 -- The American College of Radiology will release updates to its Lung-RADS quality assurance tool for lung cancer screening CT reporting and management in the fall of 2022, according to a May 3 presentation at the American Roentgen Ray Society meeting in New Orleans.  Discuss
MRI shows that long-term diabetes elevated gray-matter atrophy risk
May 6, 2022 -- Japanese researchers using MRI have found that longer a person has diabetes, the higher their risk of gray-matter atrophy, according to a study published May 2 in Diabetes Care.  Discuss
CT-detected emphysema points to higher lung cancer risk
May 3, 2022 -- Emphysema found on chest CT is associated with higher lung cancer risk -- especially if the emphysema is severe, according to a study published May 3 in Radiology. Such findings could help indicate individuals suitable for CT lung cancer screening.  Discuss
COVID-19 disproportionately affected poorer communities
May 2, 2022 -- The COVID-19 pandemic had a greater negative effect on poorer communities, according to research presented at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) meeting in New Orleans.  Discuss