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
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
CTC is most effective way to detect advanced neoplasia
March 12, 2021 -- CT colonography (CTC) with a polyp size threshold of ≥ 10 mm is more effective than multitarget stool DNA and fecal immunochemical testing for diagnosing advanced neoplasia, according to a study published online March 11 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
AI reduces FDG dose on PET imaging
March 12, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can process F-18 FDG PET exams acquired at two-thirds of the standard radiopharmaceutical dose and produce diagnostically effective images, according to a study published March 9 in EJNMMI Physics.  Discuss
MRI-first prostate screening could reduce death rates
March 11, 2021 -- Performing MRI scans before biopsy on men with high prostate-specific antigen scores could reduce prostate cancer death rates by as much as 18% versus no screening, while also reducing the harms of screening, according to a March 11 study in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
How useful is shared decision-making for lung cancer screening?
March 9, 2021 -- Clinicians should continue to use "shared decision-making" to help eligible individuals decide whether to seek out low-dose CT lung cancer screening, according to guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, published March 9 in JAMA.  Discuss
USPSTF's new lung cancer screening guidance lowers starting age
March 9, 2021 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has released an updated, final recommendation for CT lung cancer screening that lowers the starting age from 55 to 50 and adjusts smoking history from 30 pack years to 20 pack years. The final recommendation was published March 9 in JAMA.  Discuss
Thoracic CT shows promise for monitoring health of obese patients
March 8, 2021 -- Thoracic CT shows promise as an imaging modality that could help clinicians monitor the health of their obese patients, according to a presentation delivered March 5 at the virtual ECR.  Discuss
Consider COVID-19 chest imaging patterns to prep for next pandemic
March 5, 2021 -- Understanding chest imaging patterns prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic -- specifically, what time of day most of these exams are ordered -- is useful for healthcare providers as they deal with similar crises going forward, according to a study published March 3 in PLOS One.  Discuss
Historical study finds benign bone tumors are common in children
March 5, 2021 -- A cache of historical x-rays -- some almost 100 years old -- has revealed that benign bone tumors are common in healthy children, and they resolve on their own over time, according to a March 1 study in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.  Discuss
12 tips for handling your first overnight call
March 4, 2021 -- A radiologist's first overnight call can prompt anxiety, but there are ways to navigate it that can make the experience as successful and comfortable as possible, according to a presentation delivered March 3 at the virtual ECR 2021.  Discuss