Kate Madden Yee

Kate is 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
Referring physicians consider radiation risk when ordering CT
August 16, 2022 -- Most referring physicians take radiation risk into account when they order CT exams for their patients, according to a study published August 10 in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Post-COVID, use MRI to evaluate athletes for myocardial strain
August 15, 2022 -- MRI shows that some athletes who have had COVID-19 manifest worse heart circumferential strain compared with their healthy counterparts, a study published August 11 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging has found.  Discuss
Geographic factors influence patient access to radiologists
August 11, 2022 -- The northeastern U.S. has a higher ratio of radiologists to population than other areas of the country, while the South has the lowest, a geographic variation that could negatively impact patient access to imaging, suggests an August 9 study in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
CT lends itself to opportunistic screening for osteoporosis
August 10, 2022 -- Chest CT for indications such as lung cancer screening can also be used to screen for osteopenia or osteoporosis -- especially when an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that identifies regions of interest is added, a study published August 6 in Osteoporosis International suggests.  Discuss
Dr. Raymond Damadian, father of MRI, dies at 86
August 8, 2022 -- Dr. Raymond Damadian, considered by many to be the "father of MRI," died on August 3 at the age of 86. At times a controversial figure, Damadian leaves behind a legacy of accomplishments that radically changed radiology.  Discuss
Smaller lung airways heighten women's COPD risk
August 2, 2022 -- The fact that women tend to have narrower lung airways heightens their risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) compared with male counterparts, a study published August 2 in Radiology has found.  Discuss
AI algorithm creates x-ray-like images from ultrasound scans
August 1, 2022 -- A team of Chinese researchers has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that creates x-ray-like images from ultrasound data. They describe how they are using the technique to visualize adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in a study published July 29 in Ultrasonics.  Discuss
Cardiac MRI technique helps measure chemotherapy's effects
July 29, 2022 -- A new cardiac MRI technique helps clinicians measure chemotherapy's effectiveness in patients with a disease called light-chain cardiac amyloidosis, or "stiff heart syndrome," a study published on July 28 in the European Heart Journal has found.  Discuss
Do CT lung cancer screening rules need to be expanded again?
July 28, 2022 -- Current guidelines on CT lung cancer screening from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) may not cover many current and former smokers who remain vulnerable to developing lung disease, a study published July 28 in JAMA Oncology has found.  Discuss
Is abbreviated MRI useful for women at average breast cancer risk?
July 27, 2022 -- Abbreviated breast MRI may expand access to a sensitive screening exam to more women, but for those at average risk of cancer its harms appear to outweigh its benefits, according to a study published July 20 in the Annals of Surgical Oncology.  Discuss