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
Canadian guidelines recommend against early mammography
December 10, 2018 -- The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care has released breast cancer screening guidelines that recommend against screening in women between the ages of 40 and 49.  Discuss
Black women have worse breast cancer outcomes
December 10, 2018 -- Black women have higher breast cancer recurrence and overall mortality compared with their white counterparts, even when they receive equivalent treatments, according to research presented at the 2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.  Discuss
PET tracers help guide breast cancer therapies
December 7, 2018 -- PET imaging tracers that track breast cancer enzymes could help guide treatment of the disease, especially in women with BRCA mutations and triple-negative subtypes of cancer, according to two studies presented this week at the 2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.  Discuss
Study finds rads are most frequent telemedicine users
December 7, 2018 -- Radiologists top the list of medical specialists using telemedicine for interactions with patients and other healthcare providers, according to a report published in the December issue of Health Affairs.  Discuss
U.S. healthcare spending growth slows in 2017
December 7, 2018 -- U.S. healthcare spending grew to reach $3.5 trillion in 2017, for a growth rate of 3.9%, which is almost a percentage point lower than in 2016, according to an analysis from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published online December 6 in Health Affairs.  Discuss
DBT betters mammo performance in screening, diagnosis
December 6, 2018 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) improves upon mammography's performance in both screening and diagnostic settings, according to a pair of studies presented at the recent RSNA annual meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
Ultrasound after DBT obviates diagnostic 2D mammo
December 5, 2018 -- Performing a diagnostic mammogram to assess suspicious masses found on digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) may not be necessary if ultrasound is available, according to a new study published online on November 29 in the British Journal of Radiology. Researchers found that ultrasound is 98% effective for further assessing masses found on DBT screening exams.  Discuss
Elastography works for diagnosing soft-tissue lesions
December 4, 2018 -- Shear-wave elastography (SWE) boosts diagnostic accuracy when compared with ultrasound alone or ultrasound with MRI for diagnosing soft-tissue lesions initially believed to be benign, according to a study published online November 27 in Radiology.  Discuss
Trust MRgFUS for prostate cancer ablation
November 30, 2018 -- MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) is a viable tool for prostate cancer ablation, according to research presented this week at the annual RSNA meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
BI-RADS 4C or 5 on ultrasound? Go directly to biopsy
November 29, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Directly scheduling biopsy is an appropriate course of action for breast lesions categorized as BI-RADS 4C and 5 on screening ultrasound, according to research presented on Tuesday at the annual RSNA meeting.  Discuss