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
Ultrasound bests x-ray for identifying pulmonary edema
April 22, 2019 -- Bedside ultrasound is more sensitive than chest x-ray for identifying pulmonary edema in patients presenting with dyspnea, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
Women benefit from ACA's ban on mammography co-pays
April 18, 2019 -- The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's (ACA) elimination of co-pays for screening mammography in 2010 has had a positive benefit for commercially insured women across a variety of racial and income groups, a study published online April 13 in the Journal of Women's Health has found.  Discuss
Ultrasound in late pregnancy could reduce C-section rate
April 16, 2019 -- Performing ultrasound scans late in pregnancy helps women avoid undiagnosed breech presentation of their babies, translating to improved clinical outcomes, lower rates of emergency cesarean sections (C-sections), and perhaps even lower healthcare costs, according to a study published April 16 in PLOS Medicine.  Discuss
Elastography can help characterize breast tumors
April 16, 2019 -- Breast elastography is an overlooked tool for evaluating breast cancer, especially since it shows promise for helping radiologists distinguish between benign and malignant lesions, according to a presentation delivered at the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) meeting in Orlando, FL.  Discuss
DBT boosts diagnosis of additional breast cancer
April 11, 2019 -- Adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to digital mammography boosts diagnostic accuracy for finding additional ipsilateral and contralateral breast cancer in women with nondense breast tissue, according to a study published online April 9 in Radiology.  Discuss
AIUM: Both thermal ablation methods work for thyroid
April 11, 2019 -- ORLANDO, FL - Both radiofrequency (RF) and microwave ablation are effective for treating benign thyroid nodules, offering patients an alternative to surgery, according to research presented at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) meeting.  Discuss
AIUM: TRUS or MRI for prostate diagnosis?
April 10, 2019 -- ORLANDO, FL - Although multiparametric MRI may be widely considered now as the go-to exam for detecting prostate cancer and guiding biopsies, transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) can still be a viable option, according to a presentation at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) meeting.  Discuss
AIUM: Ultrasound ergonomics key to quality care
April 9, 2019 -- ORLANDO, FL - Ultrasound ergonomics is key to quality patient care because if sonographers aren't healthy, the quality of their service suffers, according to a presentation Monday at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) meeting.  Discuss
ACP pushes breast cancer screening start from 40 to 50
April 8, 2019 -- The American College of Physicians (ACP) has shifted its guidance on breast screening to a more conservative approach. The ACP is now recommending that women should start breast cancer screening at the age of 50, not 40, and attend every other year, according to new guidance published April 8 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.  Discuss
AIUM: QUS shows promise for diagnostic ultrasound
April 8, 2019 -- ORLANDO, FL - Quantitative ultrasound (QUS) shows promise as an emerging mode for clinical ultrasound, offering more specific data compared with conventional ultrasound exams, according to a lecture delivered Monday at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) meeting.  Discuss