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 CT, MRI, and imaging economics and policy.

Articles by this author
How to translate innovations in MRI research to the clinic
May 16, 2021 -- MRI is often on the cutting edge of scientific innovation. But how are these innovations translated to the clinic? The process is complex, but the effort is worth it, according to a May 15 talk at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) 2021 virtual annual meeting.
3 ways radiology can improve patient 'handoffs'
May 12, 2021 -- Radiology "handoffs" -- that is, transitioning patients to other departments or physician teams -- are crucial to effective patient care. But there's room for improvement, according to a study published May 11 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
In some patients, COVID-19 reduces gray-matter volume
May 12, 2021 -- CT shows that COVID-19 patients who require oxygen treatment and those who have fever have reduced gray-matter volume in the frontal-temporal lobe of the brain months after hospital discharge, according to a study published May 11 in Neurobiology of Stress.  Discuss
Hospital-based doctors order more inappropriate MRI scans
May 11, 2021 -- The odds of a patient receiving a referral for an inappropriate MRI scan are 26% higher when the patient is referred by a hospital-based primary care physician compared with a doctor in private practice, according to a study published May 3 in Health Affairs.  Discuss
fMRI shows white-matter damage leads to worse cognitive outcomes
May 11, 2021 -- Functional MRI (fMRI) shows that damage to white matter in the brain leads to worse long-term cognitive health outcomes than damage to gray matter does, according to a study published May 11 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.  Discuss
Heart damage post-COVID-19 proves rare in college athletes
May 10, 2021 -- Heart damage in college athletes who had COVID-19 is relatively rare, with only 4% of athletes showing heart abnormalities on initial ultrasound screening and none showing heart damage on follow-up MRI scans, according to a study published May 10 in Circulation.  Discuss
Machine learning plus CT boosts prediction of major coronary events
May 7, 2021 -- Combining machine learning with coronary CT angiography to assess cardiovascular health may improve clinicians' ability to predict a patient's risk of future adverse events like unstable angina, according to a presentation delivered at the recent American Roentgen Ray Society meeting.  Discuss
'3D amplified' MRI technique shows how the brain moves
May 6, 2021 -- A new MRI technique called 3D amplified MRI (3D aMRI) can visualize brain motion in real-time, offering a noninvasive way to assess and track brain disorders, according to two studies published May 5 in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Brain Multiphysics.  Discuss
MIDRC offers support for COVID-19 AI
May 5, 2021 -- A project called the Medical Imaging and Data Resource Center (MIDRC) is offering key support for the development of artificial intelligence (AI) for the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19, according to a presentation delivered May 5 at the AuntMinnie.com Spring 2021 Virtual Conference.  Discuss
Centralized lung cancer screening programs boost adherence
April 30, 2021 -- Referral to a centralized CT lung cancer screening program appears to boost adherence to repeat rounds of screening, even if the initial CT scan is negative, according to a study published April 30 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss