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
Don't go too low on radiation dose for CT lung cancer screening
December 2, 2022 -- CHICAGO - Can low-dose CT lung cancer screening go even lower? Perhaps not, according to research presented November 29 at the RSNA meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
Short MRI protocol comparable to standard for staging liver metastases
December 1, 2022 -- CHICAGO - An abbreviated MRI protocol combined with contrast-enhanced CT performs comparably to a standard MRI exam for identifying liver metastases in colorectal cancer patients, according to research presented November 30 at the RSNA meeting.  Discuss
Deep learning plus CT bests EHR for identifying sarcopenia
November 30, 2022 -- CHICAGO - A deep-learning algorithm that flags sarcopenia-related terms in CT imaging reports identifies incidence of the condition more accurately than electronic health record data does, according to research presented November 29 at the RSNA meeting.  Discuss
Take a 'timeout' in the ED to reduce repeat CT exams
November 29, 2022 -- CHICAGO - A multidisciplinary "timeout" discussion between radiologists and emergency department clinicians can prevent unneeded repeat CT exams for transferred trauma patients, according to research presented November 29 at the RSNA meeting.  Discuss
Photon-counting CT bests DSCT for reducing abdominal radiation dose
November 28, 2022 -- CHICAGO - Photon-counting CT reduces radiation dose on abdominal imaging without sacrificing image clarity compared with dual-energy, dual-source CT (DSCT), according to research presented November 27 at the RSNA meeting.  Discuss
What's the most cost-effective way to diagnose liver metastases?
November 27, 2022 -- CHICAGO - MRI appears to be the most cost-effective modality for diagnosing colorectal cancer liver metastases, a presenter said in a November 27 session at RSNA 2022.  Discuss
Machine learning used with MRI shows promise for ADHD diagnosis
November 23, 2022 -- An MRI neuroimaging-based machine-learning model shows promise for helping clinicians diagnose attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to research to be presented at the upcoming RSNA meeting.  Discuss
20-year study results confirm lung cancer screening's effectiveness
November 22, 2022 -- Results from a 20-year study show that annual low-dose CT lung cancer screening improves patient survival rates, according to research to be presented at the upcoming RSNA meeting.  Discuss
MRI reveals how women's prenatal drinking affects fetal brain
November 22, 2022 -- MRI reveals how women's prenatal drinking -- even in low or moderate amounts -- has a negative effect on fetal brain development, according to research to be presented at the upcoming RSNA meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
Susceptibility-weighted MRI shows brain changes in COVID-19 patients
November 21, 2022 -- Susceptibility-weighted MRI reveals that patients who have recovered from COVID-19 show changes in their brains up to six months later, according to research to be presented at the upcoming RSNA meeting.  Discuss