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
CompuMed integrates osteoporosis testing with digital mammography
February 18, 2005 -- Every year osteoporosis affects millions of Americans, and costs the U.S. healthcare system billions of dollars to treat. Postmenopausal women, who are most at risk, are often inconsistently tested for the disease. But bone densitometry and medical informatics firm CompuMed is working to address this issue by linking its osteoporosis detection software system to digital radiography equipment.
Computed radiography's (not so surprising) resilience
September 16, 2004 -- In the late 1990s, some predicted that digital radiography would replace computed radiography as the primary digital x-ray solution. But this hasn't come to pass. Rather, it's become clear that CR and DR offer different solutions for different challenges. CR continues to attract facilities that want to enter the digital arena, while utilizing their existing equipment.
Dilon gets second chance with release of scintimammography unit
June 7, 2004 -- Not many companies get a second chance at commercial success. But after nearly going out of business just a few years ago, gamma camera developer Dilon Technologies appears to have beaten the odds with the commercial introduction of a new dedicated scintimammography system.
Foundations laid, CAD technology builds mainstream support
January 13, 2004 -- Developed more than 30 years ago, computer-aided detection (CAD) technology has continued to evolve as computers have become more powerful. Although clinical applications of the technology have traditionally been limited to mammography, companies are rapidly developing techniques for use with other modalities.
Racial disparities in breast cancer outcomes spark research
October 10, 2003 -- Mammography has been the primary mode of breast cancer screening and diagnosis for more than 20 years, but the medical community continues to encounter women for whom screening mammography appears to have fallen short. In particular, why do women of color have more advanced-stage cancer when they are diagnosed?
Researchers explore photoacoustic tomography of the brain
July 30, 2003 -- In an article published in Nature Biotechnology, a group at Texas A&M University in College Station report on the use of a relatively new kind of optical imaging technology, laser-induced photoacoustic tomography (PAT) for neuroscience applications.
Researchers use diffusion imaging to trace connections in human brain
July 16, 2003 -- Investigators from the U.K. explore the connections between the human thalamus and cortex using diffusion MRI data and what they call a probabilistic tractography algorithm.
Clinical community continues to assess mammo CAD’s efficacy
June 30, 2003 -- Two recent studies addressed issues regarding CAD results and reliable reproducibility, and the question of whether CAD for mammography increases recall rates with a high incidence of false-positive results.
Swiss researchers assess effect of oral CT contrast agents in PET/CT studies
June 20, 2003 -- Dr. Elena Dizendorf and colleagues from the University Hospital of Zurich studied the errors introduced by oral CT contrast agent in PET emission studies, using phantom measurements and patient data to determine their cause and significance.
New radiologist assistant position promises career boost for RTs
May 30, 2003 -- At a meeting held last week in Washington, DC, a 250-member American College of Radiology council voted to endorse proposed roles and responsibilities for a radiologist assistant (RA) position, effectively establishing an advanced-level radiologic technologist role.  Discuss