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
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
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