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
DBT finds more cancers of all types than FFDM
October 17, 2019 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has a higher cancer detection rate compared with full-field digital mammography (FFDM). And DBT's improved performance persists no matter the tumor type, size, or grade of cancer, according to a study published online October 16 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Pulmonary CT explains death from genital plastic surgery
October 16, 2019 -- Pulmonary CT angiography helped clinicians better understand the cause of death in the case of a 33-year-old woman in China who died after receiving vaginal injections of hyaluronic acid and collagen, according to a review published October 14 in Aesthetic Surgery Journal.  Discuss
Do steroid injections into joints do more harm than good?
October 15, 2019 -- X-ray imaging shows that corticosteroid injections for osteoarthritis pain in the hip and knee may actually damage the joints, leading to more rapid progression of the disease and eventually joint collapse, according to a study published online October 15 in Radiology.  Discuss
Third-trimester ultrasound finds undetected fetal abnormalities
October 15, 2019 -- Almost a quarter of fetal abnormalities are identified for the first time during routine ultrasound at 35 to 37 weeks gestation, according to a study published on October 8 in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology.  Discuss
Women born outside U.S. less likely to undergo mammography
October 11, 2019 -- Women living in the U.S. but born elsewhere are less likely than women born in the U.S. to have ever had a mammogram, according to a report published online on October 9 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.  Discuss
Image processing shows potential to reduce MBI dose
October 10, 2019 -- Postprocessing software shows promise for reducing the radiation dose of molecular breast imaging (MBI) -- making way for more widespread adoption of the modality for breast cancer screening in women at higher risk or with dense breast tissue, according to a study published online October 9 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
How to spot vaping-associated lung injury on imaging exams
October 9, 2019 -- Lung injury linked to electronic nicotine delivery systems -- or vaping -- is recognizable on medical imaging exams, and radiologists are key to identifying the condition, according to a clinical perspective published online October 8 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
POCUS, MRI make ECRI's top 10 hazards list
October 9, 2019 -- Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) and missing patient implant data for MRI exams are listed among the top 10 health technology hazards for 2020, according to a new report released October 7 by healthcare consultancy ECRI Institute.  Discuss
JAMA: 25% of U.S. healthcare spending is waste
October 8, 2019 -- Approximately 25% of annual U.S. healthcare spending -- $760 billion to $935 billion -- can be considered waste, according to a new report published online October 7 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Discuss
Elastography helps liver transplant patients avoid biopsy
October 8, 2019 -- Ultrasound with a shear-wave elastography technique can help liver transplant patients avoid biopsy on follow-up, according to a study published online October 7 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss