Kate Madden Yee

Kate is 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 CT, MRI, and imaging economics and policy.

Articles by this author
Is the 2021 USPSTF lung cancer screening guidance cost-effective?
October 21, 2021 -- Is the 2021 guidance on CT lung cancer screening from the U.S. Preventive Care Services Task Force (USPSTF) cost-effective? Maybe, but other screening protocols might be more so, according to a study published October 21 in JAMA Oncology.  Discuss
Black individuals may not benefit from wider lung screening guidance
October 20, 2021 -- Although recently updated CT lung cancer screening guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force expand the pool of people eligible for screening, the benefits may not reach Black individuals, according to a letter published October 20 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
Fewer breast cancers seen in minority women during COVID-19
October 19, 2021 -- The COVID-19 crisis reduced the number of breast cancers diagnosed in Asian, Hispanic, and Black women, which could lead to adverse clinical outcomes down the road, according to a study published October 19 in Radiology.  Discuss
Oxygen cylinder kills South Korean man in MRI accident
October 18, 2021 -- A 60-year-old man at a South Korean hospital was killed in an MRI accident when an oxygen cylinder was carried into the scanning suite during his exam, according to news outlet KBS News.  Discuss
Image search engine boosts chest CT diagnostic accuracy
October 15, 2021 -- Using a content-based image retrieval search engine with a deep-learning algorithm boosts reader performance for diagnosing interstitial lung disease on CT exams, according to a study published October 12 in Radiology.  Discuss
fMRI sheds light on how trauma affects the brain
October 14, 2021 -- Functional MRI (fMRI) shows variations in how peoples' brains respond to traumatic events -- and that these variations may predict negative long-term mental health outcomes, according to a study published October 14 in the American Journal of Psychiatry.  Discuss
Industrial MRI accidents are uncommon, but can be deadly
October 13, 2021 -- The medical imaging community was sent reeling on September 15 when a worker was killed in the process of moving an MRI scanner from the fourth to the first floor of the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City. And although accidents like this are uncommon, they can be deadly.  Discuss
New CT lung cancer screening guide should fix healthcare inequities
October 12, 2021 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's 2021 CT lung cancer screening guidelines address healthcare inequities by expanding the pool of people eligible to screen -- particularly women, racial, and ethnic minorities, and poorer individuals, according to a study published October 12 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
DTI-MRI could help predict onset of Alzheimer's disease
October 12, 2021 -- MRI with a diffusion-tensor imaging (DTI) protocol could help clinicians predict when patients who have a genetic mutation that puts them at risk of Alzheimer's disease may develop the condition, according to a study published October 12 in Radiology.  Discuss
Cardiac MRI is 'technique of choice' for imaging suspected heart tumors
October 8, 2021 -- Cardiac MRI is the "technique of choice" for imaging suspected cardiac tumors, with a high accuracy rate and prognostic value, according to a study published September 21 in the European Heart Journal.  Discuss