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
Fetal cardiovascular MRI helps diagnose congenital heart defects
March 29, 2021 -- Fetal cardiovascular MRI provides clinically useful information about congenital heart defects when echocardiography results are inconclusive, changing treatment/management plans in more than 80% of cases, according to a March 29 study in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
PET/CT shows link between stress and fatal heart condition
March 26, 2021 -- PET/CT has shown that increased activity in the amygdala region of the brain caused by stress can boost a person's risk of a sometimes-fatal heart condition called Takotsubo syndrome, also known as "broken heart" syndrome, according to a March 26 study in the European Heart Journal.  Discuss
CT exam encounters could boost colorectal cancer screening
March 25, 2021 -- Patients who are getting general CT exams could also be offered the opportunity for colorectal cancer screening, thus improving colon screening rates, according to a study published in the May-June issue of Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology.  Discuss
MRI technique helps visualize effects of blood-brain barrier leaks
March 24, 2021 -- A diffusion-weighted MRI technique may help clinicians predict the course of cerebral small-vessel disease by tracking changes in the blood-brain barrier, according to a study published March 24 in Neurology.  Discuss
Incidental findings common but rarely serious on pediatric brain MRI
March 22, 2021 -- Incidental findings may be found on up to 21% of pediatric brain MRI exams, but most aren't dangerous, according to a study published March 22 in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss
CT mobile stroke units improve patient outcomes
March 19, 2021 -- CT mobile stroke units improve patient outcomes and reduce risk of long-term disability, according to research presented March 17 at the virtual International Stroke Conference.  Discuss
Early MRI could improve TBI patient outcomes
March 18, 2021 -- Performing advanced MRI scans on people with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) within 72 hours could translate to better patient outcomes, according to a study published March 18 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
How has COVID-19 affected publishing for female radiologists?
March 18, 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic doesn't appear to have negatively affected the quantity of radiology papers published by women -- rates of publication did not change between the years 2018 and 2020, according to a study published March 16 in Radiology.  Discuss
MedPAC: Imaging use, charges continue to stay steady
March 16, 2021 -- Use of imaging in the Medicare population continues to hold relatively steady -- even in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report to the U.S. Congress issued March 15 by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC).  Discuss
Brain MRI helps diagnose COVID-19-related encephalopathy
March 16, 2021 -- Combining clinical, electroencephalography (EEG), and MRI data better characterizes patients with neurologic effects caused by COVID-19 -- particularly COVID-19-related encephalopathy, according to a study published March 15 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss