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
Despite COVID-19, MICI respondents say imaging will remain profitable
April 19, 2021 -- Radiology administrators and imaging managers appear confident that their operations will maintain or increase growth in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, even as they continue to express concern about how study volume will rebound, according to the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI).  Discuss
AI predicts heart disease mortality from CT lung screening exams
April 15, 2021 -- A deep-learning algorithm used to analyze CT lung cancer screening exams was able to predict risk of mortality from cardiovascular disease, according to a study published April 15 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss
Ultrasound useful for COVID-19 in the ICU, but clear protocols are key
April 14, 2021 -- Ultrasound has played a key role in the intensive care unit (ICU) during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a panel held April 13 at the virtual 2021 American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine annual meeting.  Discuss
COVID-19 has had dramatic effect on breast imaging
April 12, 2021 -- COVID-19 has dramatically affected breast imaging by delaying screening exams and affecting the mental health of breast imagers, according to an April 9 session at the Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Symposium.  Discuss
Exposure to contrast on CTPA doesn't cause long-term kidney injury
April 9, 2021 -- Exposure to intravenous contrast via CT pulmonary angiogram (CTPA) exams does not appear to cause long-term kidney injury, according to a study published April 5 in JAMA Internal Medicine.  Discuss
5-minute knee MRI? It's possible
April 8, 2021 -- Investigators found that a five-minute MRI protocol for imaging painful knee conditions worked just as well as a 10-minute segment in a study published April 6 in Radiology.  Discuss
Breast cancer incidence to increase by 2040, but not mortality
April 7, 2021 -- Breast cancer incidence will likely grow over the next two decades in the U.S., although mortality rates for the disease will decrease, according to a study on changes in cancer incidence and death published April 7 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
Chest CT assesses COPD mortality risk
April 6, 2021 -- Routine chest CT scans offer body composition information that could help clinicians better evaluate the mortality risk of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study published April 6 in Radiology.  Discuss
Could cardiac MRI screen for heart disease?
April 2, 2021 -- Cardiac MRI shows promise as an effective, noninvasive way to screen for heart disease, according to a study published April 1 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss
How can access to CT lung cancer screening be improved?
April 1, 2021 -- Researchers are sounding the alarm yet again that access and adherence to CT lung cancer screening must be improved, according to two studies published March 30 in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society and the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss