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 imaging economics and policy, ultrasound, and women's imaging.

Articles by this author
New breast ultrasound technique boosts BI-RADS accuracy
November 22, 2019 -- Using a novel ultrasound technique called ultrasensitive ultrasound microvessel imaging with conventional ultrasound significantly improves the diagnostic accuracy of BI-RADS classification of breast lesions, according to a study to be published in the December issue of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
Could cash for call be a cure for burnout?
November 15, 2019 -- In the neurointerventional field, burnout is common, and it negatively affects both physicians and patients, according to a study published in the November issue of the Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery. But it could be mitigated with one simple solution: cash compensation for additional call.  Discuss
Breast cancer survivors fail to pursue surveillance
November 15, 2019 -- Breast cancer survivors often fail to continue undergoing screening mammography to identify new or recurrent cancer, according to a study published in the November issue of Oncology Nursing Forum.  Discuss
Do payouts influence mammography guidelines?
November 5, 2019 -- Do financial conflicts of interest influence clinical practice guidelines or society recommendations for screening mammography? Not really, according to a study published in the November issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Same-day breast biopsies reduce healthcare disparities
November 4, 2019 -- Implementing a same-day breast biopsy program can reduce healthcare disparities due to race/ethnicity or insurance, according to a study published in the November issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
CEDM, MBI outperform MRI for breast cancer staging
October 31, 2019 -- Contrast-enhanced digital mammography (CEDM) and molecular breast imaging (MBI) are comparable to breast MRI when it comes to identifying breast cancer, but CEDM and MBI outperform breast MRI when it comes to treatment staging, according to a study published online October 29 in Radiology.  Discuss
Are BI-RADS 3 findings tracked effectively?
October 30, 2019 -- More than a quarter of women who have breast lesions categorized as BI-RADS 3 do not receive appropriate diagnostic follow-up, according to a study published online October 26 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Childhood radiotherapy, chemo boost breast cancer risk
October 29, 2019 -- The combination of radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment with anthracyclines in women who are survivors of childhood cancer increases their risk of breast cancer later in life, according to a study published online October 28 in JAMA Pediatrics.  Discuss
DBT decreases the need for short-term follow-up
October 28, 2019 -- Adding screening digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to digital mammography reduces the number of women classified as BI-RADS 3 and, therefore, the number of women who are recommended for short-term follow-up, according to a study published in the November issue of Academic Radiology.
Contrast US biomarkers predict cancer in liver nodules
October 28, 2019 -- Biomarkers derived from contrast-enhanced ultrasound scans -- such as differences in the arrival time of contrast -- can help predict whether cirrhotic nodules will convert to liver cancer, according to a study published online October 23 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss