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
Veterans get inappropriate prostate imaging outside VA
August 17, 2018 -- Veterans who seek care for low-risk prostate cancer receive more imaging that doesn't comply with established guidelines when they go outside of the Veterans Affairs (VA) system to Medicare sources, according to a study published online August 17 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
Is your practice at risk of a malpractice claim?
August 16, 2018 -- Medical malpractice claims that allege radiological errors are common: In fact, radiology is No. 2 on a list of medical specialties most likely to be sued, according to a report released on August 14 by medical liability insurer Coverys. Fortunately, there are several simple ways your practice can protect itself.  Discuss
DBT's benefits vary between Europe and the U.S.
August 15, 2018 -- A new meta-analysis has reaffirmed the value of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for breast screening, with DBT detecting more cancers with fewer recalls. But DBT's effect varied significantly between the U.S. and Europe, according to results published online August 9 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.  Discuss
Further intervention rates vary after fibroid removal
August 14, 2018 -- Women who choose less-invasive procedures in lieu of hysterectomy for their uterine fibroid treatment commonly need further interventions within five years, according to a study published online August 7 in the Journal of Women's Health. The reintervention rate varied depending on the type of treatment received.  Discuss
Project links state and national patient data registries
August 13, 2018 -- Data from the American College of Radiology's National Mammography Database and data from state cancer registries can be successfully linked, which suggests that researchers could get a better sense of the performance of screening mammography, according to a study published online August 9 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Is radiation therapy warranted for DCIS postlumpectomy?
August 10, 2018 -- Researchers have found that radiation therapy after lumpectomy in women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) reduces cumulative breast cancer mortality rates by 25%, compared with treatments that do not include radiation. The results were published online August 10 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
Ultrasound elastography helps identify invasive breast cancer
August 8, 2018 -- Ultrasound using a shear-wave elastography technique can help clinicians determine whether biopsy-confirmed ductal carcinoma in situ should be upgraded to invasive ductal carcinoma, according to a study published online August 1 in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
8 ways to combat radiologist burnout
August 7, 2018 -- Burnout rates among radiologists have climbed rapidly in recent years, posing a threat to patient care. Fortunately, there are a number of strategies radiologists and radiology practices can take to prevent or treat this dangerous condition, according to a report published online August 1 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
Women dubious about risk-based breast cancer screening
August 7, 2018 -- Women are skeptical about risk-based breast cancer screening protocols, according to a study published online July 31 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Using a screening framework based on a woman's individual risk is a relatively new idea, and women's views on this type of protocol are unclear, the researchers noted.  Discuss
Echocardiography reveals effects of pre-eclampsia
August 7, 2018 -- Echocardiography of pregnant women with pre-eclampsia has shown that the condition negatively affects the heart's ability to relax between contractions, leading to inefficient pumping and an overworked heart, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.  Discuss