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
Photon-counting CT shows promise for reducing oncology imaging dose
June 27, 2022 -- A relatively new CT technique, photon-counting detector CT, shows promise for reducing radiation dose by more than a third, researchers have found. They published their results June 24 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
ED notification system improves incidental imaging findings follow-up
June 24, 2022 -- A notification and referral system for emergency department (ED) patients with incidental imaging findings improves follow-up of these results, a study published June 23 in the Annals of Emergency Medicine has found.  Discuss
CT contrast shortage mostly resolved, but supply chain issue lingers
June 24, 2022 -- A months-long shortage of iodinated CT contrast -- due to a COVID-19 lockdown of GE Healthcare's Shanghai production facility -- has been mostly resolved, with the company back to normal production and shipping levels as of June 8.  Discuss
COVID changes in CT use in the ED suggest path going forward
June 23, 2022 -- How did the COVID-19 pandemic affect the use of CT in the emergency department (ED) -- and will the crisis change the way ED physicians use CT going forward? Perhaps, a study published June 21 in Emergency Radiology suggests.  Discuss
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