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
Should the BI-RADS 3 ultrasound category be revised?
October 19, 2018 -- Should the current BI-RADS 3 ultrasound category -- covering breast lesions that are "probably benign" -- be revised? It appears so, according to research published online October 17 in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
FDA seeks to amend MQSA mammography regulations
October 18, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has submitted a proposed rule to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget to amend its mammography regulations.  Discuss
How to fix the 'boys' club' in interventional radiology
October 17, 2018 -- Is interventional radiology a "boys' club" dominated by men? That's the suggestion of a new survey that found women make up a small minority of interventional radiologists and often experience various types of harassment, according to a paper in the October issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
AI effective for assessing breast density
October 16, 2018 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can assess breast density with 94% agreement with the classifications of experienced mammographers, according to a new study published online October 16 in Radiology.  Discuss
Contrast ultrasound helps characterize breast lesions
October 15, 2018 -- Adding contrast-enhanced ultrasound to conventional ultrasound improves diagnostic performance when it comes to distinguishing benign breast lesions from malignant ones, according to a study published in the November issue of Clinical Radiology.  Discuss
Is ultrasound needed for thyroid cancer follow-up?
October 12, 2018 -- Is follow-up ultrasound effective for tracking the recurrence of papillary thyroid cancer -- especially in patients with undetectable serum thyroglobulin levels? Not necessarily, according to a study published in the October issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
Ultrasound predicts fistula success in dialysis patients
October 11, 2018 -- Ultrasound can help clinicians predict whether arteriovenous fistulas -- surgically created sites that connect a patient's vein and artery -- will prove effective for accessing the bloodstream for dialysis, according to a study published online October 11 in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  Discuss
Almost 25% of women pay out-of-pocket costs for mammography
October 10, 2018 -- Nearly a quarter of U.S. women continue to have out-of-pocket costs for screening mammography, despite the fact that the Affordable Care Act of 2010 removed cost-sharing barriers for such preventive services, according to a study published online September 28 in the Journal of Women's Health.  Discuss
DBT plus ABVS offers a breast cancer staging alternative
October 10, 2018 -- Combined digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and ultrasound automated breast volume scanning (ABVS) performs comparably to MRI when it comes to staging breast cancer, according to a study published in the October issue of the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Can Facebook help teach critical care ultrasound?
October 5, 2018 -- Facebook is for more than just keeping up with family and friends. Thanks to its private groups feature, the popular social media platform can also be useful for teaching critical care ultrasound skills, according to research published in the October issue of Chest.  Discuss