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
MedPAC June report focuses on site of service
June 14, 2019 -- In some good news for radiology, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) June report to the U.S. Congress does not propose any cuts in physician payments beyond statutory updates mandated by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.  Discuss
Breast density group asks FDA to clarify notification
June 14, 2019 -- Efforts by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to standardize breast density notification across the U.S. are admirable but could be improved, according to comments submitted to the FDA June 12 by advocacy group DenseBreast-info.org.  Discuss
How risky is risk-based mammography screening?
June 13, 2019 -- Risk-based mammography screening has been touted as a way to minimize the modality's harms and boost its benefits. But does risk-based screening really save more lives, especially when it comes to younger women? It may not, according to a new study published online June 11 in Radiology.  Discuss
Study validates digital measurements of breast density
June 13, 2019 -- Research using analog mammography has shown that a woman's breast tissue density can be affected by reproductive factors such as when she first had children or when she began menstruation. But does this association hold up if the images are acquired with digital technology? California researchers sought to find out.  Discuss
Better ultrasound protocols slash trauma imaging overuse
June 11, 2019 -- When lower extremity duplex ultrasound screening protocols for the trauma department are refined, overuse of hospital resources is reduced by more than a third -- and without negative effect on patient outcomes, according to a new study published June 5 in the Journal of Surgical Research.  Discuss
Radiologists 'get the gist' of cancer in breast images
June 10, 2019 -- Radiologists can "get the gist" of breast cancer in mammograms up to three years before clinical signs of it are visible, according to a new study published online June 5 in BJR. The results support the fact that radiologists and their expertise are still crucial when it comes to cancer detection.  Discuss
Ultrasound shows heart disease risk from psoriasis
June 6, 2019 -- Ultrasound imaging of the carotid arteries can help identify patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis who are at increased risk for heart disease by revealing the extent of clogging in patients' arteries, according to a new study published online June 5 in Arthritis & Rheumatology.  Discuss
Beware of bias when it comes to residency candidates
June 5, 2019 -- The physical appearance of radiology residency candidates in their application photographs could affect whether they're asked for an interview, according to a study published May 28 in Academic Medicine.  Discuss
Escape room helps millennial radiologists gain skills
June 5, 2019 -- Want to get your new millennial residents learning about radiology -- and bonding as they come into your program? Try using an escape room activity, according to a new study published online May 31 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
Do density notification laws lead to downstream testing?
June 4, 2019 -- Although the change is modest, supplemental breast imaging and biopsy rates increased in states that passed laws requiring patients to be notified if they have dense breast tissue, according to a study published online May 31 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.  Discuss