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
Diversify, divide to conquer the CT contrast shortage crisis
May 25, 2022 -- In the midst of the CT contrast shortage crisis, radiologists continue to offer their peers tips on how to cope, from diversifying suppliers to dividing contrast doses, say researchers from Texas in a report published May 25 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss
Biomarker data improves CT lung cancer screening's bottom line
May 24, 2022 -- The cost-effectiveness of low-dose CT for lung cancer screening is improved by adding a plasma-based biomarker into the clinical evaluation, according to a study published May 24 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
Deep learning helps assess emphysema progression
May 24, 2022 -- A deep-learning algorithm helps clinicians assess the progression of emphysema in cigarette smokers at five-year follow-up after baseline CT, according to a study published May 17 in Radiology.  Discuss
Black Americans in rural areas more likely to die of cancer
May 20, 2022 -- Black Americans living in rural settings are more vulnerable to dying of lung, prostate, breast, and colorectal cancer than their non-Black peers, even when sociodemographics and tumor characteristics are taken into account, according to a study published May 19 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
MRI shows sex differences in concussed children
May 20, 2022 -- MRI shows that the sex of a concussed child has bearing on how their symptoms manifest -- findings that could help clinicians better tailor treatment, according to research presented at the recent International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting.  Discuss
CT contrast shortage is rippling throughout radiology
May 19, 2022 -- The current shortage in the U.S. of iodinated CT contrast is prompting radiology departments to make dramatic changes in imaging protocols and patient triage from the short- to long-term, according to a special report published May 19 in Radiology.  Discuss
Breast screening shows benefits for women in their 40s
May 18, 2022 -- A study from Canada indicates that women in their 40s who received mammography screening had lower rates of advanced disease and breast cancer mortality compared with women whose cancer was detected when symptomatic, according to a presentation at the Society of Breast Imaging meeting.  Discuss
Follow-up delays are common in people at high risk of lung cancer
May 17, 2022 -- Almost half of patients -- 47% -- flagged as being at high risk of lung cancer after CT lung screening experience delays in follow-up care, according to research presented May 17 at the American Thoracic Society meeting in San Francisco.  Discuss
Just how good is digital breast tomosynthesis, anyway?
May 16, 2022 -- It's been more than 10 years since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for marketing. But has DBT delivered on its much-anticipated promise? Experts weighed in on May 16 at the Society for Breast Imaging annual meeting.  Discuss
Contrast agent pooling on CT suggests imminent cardiac arrest
May 16, 2022 -- Contrast agent pooling on CT -- known as the CAP sign -- suggests patients are in danger of imminent cardiac arrest, according to a study published May 6 in BMC Emergency Medicine.  Discuss