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
Breast cancer death rates may be declining, but not for Black women
October 4, 2022 -- Breast cancer death rates decreased by 43% between 1989 and 2020 -- but not for everyone, particularly Black women, according to a report released by the American Cancer Society (ACS) on October 3 and published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.  Discuss
Is screening breast MRI needed for women with high-risk lesions?
September 30, 2022 -- A new study suggests that breast MRI may not be useful in screening women with certain types of high-risk breast lesions. The authors recommend using mammography instead, in a September 28 study in Annals of Surgical Oncology.  Discuss
Higher neuro reading volume leads to more diagnostic errors
September 30, 2022 -- It's not surprising that neuroradiology work shifts with a high volume of studies to interpret lead to more diagnostic errors, according to a study published September 27 in Academic Radiology has found.  Discuss
Burnout continues to vex radiology residents
September 29, 2022 -- Despite increased awareness of the prevalence of physician burnout, it remains a problem -- particularly among radiology residents, a group of investigators has found.  Discuss
Mining abdominal CT data can predict patient disease risk
September 28, 2022 -- Using artificial intelligence (AI) to mine body composition from CT scans can help clinicians predict the risk of adverse patient outcomes such as cardiovascular disease or even bone fractures, according to a study published September 27 in Radiology.  Discuss
CT contrast crisis prompts call for more use of MRI and ultrasound
September 23, 2022 -- When it comes to head and neck imaging, MRI and ultrasound offer sound alternatives to CT with iodinated contrast, and use of the modalities could mitigate crises such as contrast shortages, according to a commentary published September 20 in the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology.  Discuss
5 ways dual-energy CT improves emergency room neuroimaging
September 22, 2022 -- Dual-energy CT is an effective tool for improving neuroimaging in the emergency room -- and making use of it can translate into a variety of benefits for patients, according to a recent presentation.  Discuss
Low-field MRI can track persistent COVID-19 lung damage in children
September 21, 2022 -- Low-field MRI offers a radiation-free alternative to CT for tracking persistent lung damage in children who have recovered from COVID-19 or have long-haul disease, German researchers have found. Their results were published September 19 in Radiology.  Discuss
Abdominal CT has great potential for opportunistic imaging
September 20, 2022 -- Patients undergo abdominal CT scans for a wide variety of indications. The modality's ubiquity means it has great potential to assess other health measures in what's becoming known as opportunistic screening, according to a presentation delivered at last week's International Society for Computed Tomography meeting.  Discuss
Burnout makes patient safety incidents twice as likely
September 19, 2022 -- Burnout makes patient safety incidents twice as likely to occur, and clinicians experiencing burnout are four times more likely to be dissatisfied with their jobs, according to a report published September 14 in the BMJ.  Discuss