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 CT, MRI, and imaging economics and policy.

Articles by this author
Debate flares over use of GBCAs and lawsuit risk
July 10, 2020 -- The ongoing debate over the safety of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) and how their use may put radiologists at risk of lawsuits flared this week as the Journal of the American College of Radiology published a flurry of communications regarding a November paper on gadolinium deposition disease.  Discuss
What causes PTE in COVID-19 patients?
July 10, 2020 -- CT pulmonary angiography findings suggest that the development of pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) in patients with COVID-19 is a manifestation of pulmonary artery thrombosis due to lung inflammation rather than venous thromboembolism, according to a study published July 9 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss
Are community rads supported for oncology imaging?
July 10, 2020 -- Although the rate of advanced oncological imaging in specialized, academic cancer centers has increased over the past 15 years, most of these exams continue to be read by radiologists in other practice settings who may not have specific expertise, according to a study published July 5 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Researchers outline neurological signs of COVID-19
July 9, 2020 -- U.K. researchers are offering an outline of neurological manifestations of severe SARS-CoV-2 infection they hope will help their colleagues better recognize and treat COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, according to a study published July 8 in Brain.  Discuss
Acute abdominal symptoms may indicate COVID-19
July 8, 2020 -- Researchers from New York City have found that patients who present with acute abdominal symptoms may have COVID-19 and, if so, are likely to require hospitalization, according to a study published July 4 in European Radiology.  Discuss
Rads key to spotting partner violence during pandemic
July 8, 2020 -- Radiologists can play a key role in identifying signs of intimate partner violence (IPV) amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an editorial published June 30 in European Radiology.  Discuss
Almost 40% of CTPA exams find PE in COVID-19 patients
July 6, 2020 -- Researchers have discovered that 37% of CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) exams performed on patients with confirmed COVID-19 disease identify pulmonary embolism (PE). Their results were published July 2 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss
AI could help radiologists better detect kidney cancer
July 6, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) used with CT data could help abdominal radiologists better identify and classify kidney cancer, according to a presentation delivered at the recent virtual annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine.  Discuss
Adding AI to mpMRI improves breast cancer diagnosis
July 2, 2020 -- Using a deep-learning computer-aided diagnosis algorithm with multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) improves radiologist performance in identifying breast cancer, according to a study published June 29 in Nature.  Discuss
Kids with SARS-CoV-2 may develop second inflammation
July 1, 2020 -- Children infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus may develop asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic COVID-19 but later experience a second, severe inflammatory illness in the brain that shows up as signal changes in the splenium of the corpus callosum on MRI, according to a study published July 1 in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss