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 the SARS-CoV-2 omicron variant have specific CT signs?
June 22, 2022 -- The SARS-CoV-2 omicron variant shows fewer and less severe changes on chest CT than its delta variant predecessor, but it does have at least one distinct manifestation -- bronchial wall thickening, research published June 21 in Radiology has found.  Discuss
Do ED patients with psychiatric symptoms need head CT?
June 21, 2022 -- Patients who present in the emergency department (ED) with psychiatric symptoms are often imaged with head CT -- but this may not be necessary, according to a research letter published June 21 in JAMA Internal Medicine.  Discuss
Could a single brain MRI diagnose Alzheimer's?
June 20, 2022 -- A single brain MRI and an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm could effectively diagnose Alzheimer's disease -- even at an early stage, a study published June 20 in Communications Medicine has shown.  Discuss
Are all men benefiting from preop MRI for prostate cancer surgery?
June 17, 2022 -- Preoperative MRI leads to better prostate cancer surgery outcomes, but it appears there's a racial discrepancy when it comes to which men are receiving the exam, a study published June 16 in the Journal of Urology suggests.  Discuss
Rapid MRI for ED stroke evaluation cuts costs, hospital length of stay
June 16, 2022 -- Using a rapid MRI protocol in the emergency department (ED) with people suspected of acute ischemic stroke reduces healthcare costs and the length of time patients are hospitalized, researchers wrote in a study published June 14 in the Neuroradiology Journal.  Discuss
2021 lung cancer screening recs boost Black Americans' eligibility
June 15, 2022 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's (USPSTF) 2021 guidance for lung cancer screening with low-dose CT has improved screening eligibility, particularly among Black Americans, according to a research letter published June 15 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
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