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
ASTRO: Whole, partial breast RT yield similar cosmetic results
September 16, 2019 -- Whole- and partial-breast radiation after lumpectomy produce similar cosmetic outcomes for women diagnosed with early stages of cancer who seek to preserve their breasts, according to research presented September 15 at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
Is screening with DBT worth the additional cost?
September 16, 2019 -- Shifting breast screening from digital mammography to digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) reduces recall rates, but it achieves only modest improvements in breast cancer deaths averted or life years saved -- while costing above commonly accepted cost-effectiveness ranges, according to research published online September 10 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.  Discuss
Nonphysicians rarely interpret imaging -- except x-ray
September 13, 2019 -- Nonphysician providers such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants are playing a bigger role in providing imaging-guided procedures across the U.S. But they seldom interpret diagnostic images, according to a study published online September 11 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
MRI helps predict outcomes of endometriosis surgery
September 12, 2019 -- MRI can predict the severity of endometriosis in women referred for surgery when it is used as a complement to transvaginal ultrasound, according to a study published online September 10 in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology.  Discuss
Chatbots boost women's understanding of breast biopsy
September 11, 2019 -- Using chatbot software can help orient and educate women who are scheduled to undergo a breast biopsy about the procedure, according to a study published in the September issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
6 ways social media can help breast radiologists
September 10, 2019 -- Breast radiologists have the opportunity to interact with patients in ways other radiologists may not, and social media can help them communicate their value to patients, referring physicians, and the larger community, according to an article published in the September issue of the Journal of Breast Imaging.  Discuss
Racial bias affects radiology residency letters
September 9, 2019 -- Racial bias continues to dog radiology, particularly in letters of recommendation for medical students applying to residency programs, according to a study published online September 6 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Is breast screening beneficial for sickly older women?
September 6, 2019 -- Screening mammography doesn't benefit women 75 and older who have chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease or diabetes, according to a new study published September 6 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The finding is sure to generate more debate over whether older women should be screened.  Discuss
DBT detects same tumor subtypes as digital mammography
September 4, 2019 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and digital mammography appear to detect cancers of a similar biologic profile, according to a study from Sweden published online September 3 in Radiology.  Discuss
JAMA: Medical imaging use rates continue to rise
September 3, 2019 -- Medical imaging utilization continues to rise -- especially for advanced imaging exams such as CT and MRI -- despite efforts to curb its growth, according to a study published online September 3 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Discuss