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
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
COVID-19 has long-term negative cognitive effect on healthy people
May 31, 2022 -- Even patients who have recovered from COVID-19 may experience long-term negative cognitive effects due to the disease -- and the phenomenon doesn't necessarily show up in brain imaging or laboratory results, say researchers in a study published May 26 in the Journal of NeuroVirology.  Discuss
Radiology experts share strategies for managing CT contrast shortage
May 27, 2022 -- What's the best way for imaging facilities to manage the ongoing shortage of iodinated contrast media? In a May 26 webinar hosted by RSNA, a panel of radiology experts outlined the practical ways they are handling the shortage, describing strategies their institutions have implemented to respond.  Discuss
New MRI technique shows lung problems in long-COVID patients
May 26, 2022 -- A new MRI technique using hyperpolarized xenon-129 gas was able to illuminate lung abnormalities in patients with long COVID-19, even those who were not admitted to the hospital, according to a study published May 24 in Radiology.  Discuss
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