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
Front-line radiologists recall September 11
November 1, 2001 -- When radiology professionals at hospitals near the World Trade Center and the Pentagon got word of the September 11 terrorist attacks, they prepared for the worst. Perhaps the most tragic aspect of their stories is that the PACS networks, disaster protocols, and emergency rooms were never severely strained, because most victims never made it to the hospital.
Biopharmaceutical firm Peregrine hawks new agents
September 19, 2001 -- Tumor-targeting technology has become one of medicine's most exciting research and development fields, with potential for both diagnostic and therapeutic agents. Peregrine Pharmaceuticals has begun developing monoclonal antibody technology for therapeutic and diagnostic applications.
LASIK surgery: A good bet for radiologists?
September 14, 2001 -- Laser eye surgery is one of the most common elective medical procedures in the U.S., but unsuccessful LASIK surgery can have devastating effects on patients' lives. How much more can it damage the livelihood of people like radiologists, who use their eyesight daily to make crucial judgment calls?
GE to enhance ultrasound line with Kretztechnik purchase
August 16, 2001 -- Many vendors have added 3-D imaging capability to their conventional 2-D ultrasound scanners. But only two firms distribute dedicated 3-D units with real-time capability: Seoul-based Medison and its Austrian subsidiary Kreztechnik. Now GE is moving into the field with an announced majority-share purchase of Kretztechnik.
CZT supplier highlights small-FOV gamma camera
June 27, 2001 -- Pennsylvania CZT supplier and device manufacturer eV Products is focusing on the market for small-field-of-view gamma cameras that use CZT detectors.
Marconi rolls out dedicated PET offerings at SNM show
June 27, 2001 -- Another OEM has tossed its hat into the PET arena: Cleveland-based Marconi Medical Systems has signed a distribution agreement with CTI PET Systems under which Marconi will market a dedicated PET line under its own brand name, Magellan.
Marconi will develop whole-body solid-state gamma camera
June 20, 2001 -- Marconi Medical Systems announced today that it is collaborating with partner eV Products on a whole-body gamma camera with a cadmium zinc telluride-based solid-state digital detector. Marconi believes the new technology could revolutionize the nuclear medicine industry.
Odin Medical introduces intraoperative MR system for neurosurgery
May 31, 2001 -- A new company, Odin Medical Technologies, has developed what it believes is the next step in applying MR technology to surgical procedures. The product, PoleStar N-10, is a compact, semi-portable, open system designed specifically for use in brain surgery.
Researchers join race to develop optical breast imaging device
April 27, 2001 -- While mammography remains the unchallenged gold standard for breast imaging, there is increasing interest in developing alternatives to x-ray-based techniques. Such technologies could provide clinical information useful for cancer screening, without mammography’s radiation exposure and breast compression.
CAD startup Deus seeks clearance for lung-cancer device
April 20, 2001 -- Computer-aided detection (CAD) technology may soon be deployed for lung cancer screening, if Maryland startup Deus Technologies has its way. The company has filed a PMA application for its RapidScreen RS-2000 lung cancer CAD unit.