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
Imaging shows AstraZeneca COVID vaccine can trigger blood clots
June 15, 2022 -- MRI, CT, and ultrasound identify blood clots not found on clinical assessment in a majority of individuals who have COVID-19 vaccine-induced low blood platelets after their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, according to a case study published June 14 in Radiology.  Discuss
CT, machine learning improve prediction of further COPD care
June 14, 2022 -- Combining CT lung imaging with machine learning may boost prediction accuracy for whether people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) will need further health services, according to a study published June 8 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
SIIM: Cloud-based image exchange via EHR finally helps eliminate CDs
June 9, 2022 -- You heard it here first -- the death knell of the CD as a medium for exchanging images may finally be at hand. A presenter at this week's Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) described how they implemented cloud-based image exchange built into their electronic health record (EHR).  Discuss
JAMA letter outlines 5 strategies for conserving CT contrast
June 9, 2022 -- There are at least five ways to conserve iodinated contrast media for CT scans in the midst of the current global supply shortage, and they are even more effective if combined, according to a research letter published June 9 in JAMA.  Discuss
Is contrast mammo or contrast MRI best for breast cancer?
June 9, 2022 -- Contrast-enhanced mammography (CEM) and contrast-enhanced MRI (CE-MRI) show comparable performance when it comes to identifying breast cancer, but CE-MRI is more sensitive, a study published June 7 in Radiology has found.  Discuss
MRI shows social isolation translates to higher dementia risk
June 8, 2022 -- MRI scans show that social isolation can manifest as lower brain volume in areas related to cognition -- and thus increase risk of dementia, a study published June 8 in Neurology suggests.  Discuss
Are women with silicone breast implants getting follow-up MRI?
June 6, 2022 -- Few women with silicone breast implants comply with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) recommendation that they be tracked for asymptomatic rupture with breast MRI, a study published June 3 in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has found.  Discuss
Whole-body CT cuts ED time for lower extremity fractures
June 3, 2022 -- Whole-body CT reduces the time patients presenting with lower extremity fractures spend in the emergency department (ED) -- but at a price, a study published in the June issue of Emergency Radiology has found.  Discuss
Chest CT shows how well COVID-19 vaccines work
June 2, 2022 -- Chest CT illuminates differences in how well different COVID-19 vaccines work to mitigate the impact of the illness, a study published June 1 in the American Journal of Roentgenology shows.  Discuss
Does increased use of head CT in the ED translate to overuse?
June 1, 2022 -- Head CT utilization in the emergency department (ED) has continued to increase, as has the use of physician assistants and nurse practitioners in this setting. Are the two related? Apparently not, a study published May 30 in Academic Radiology has found.  Discuss