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 improves interstitial pneumonia diagnosis
January 12, 2022 -- Photon-counting CT improves reader confidence when it comes to diagnosing interstitial pneumonia -- and it reduces radiation dose by more than 17%, according to research presented at the recent RSNA 2021 meeting.  Discuss
AI could speed up CT lung cancer screening
January 10, 2022 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm performs comparably to radiologists for reading low-dose CT lung cancer screening exams and could help reduce the workload in screening programs, according to a study published January 6 in Lung Cancer.  Discuss
CCTA shows promise for managing patients with heart disease
January 7, 2022 -- Coronary CT angiography (CCTA) shows promise for helping clinicians determine whether a patient requires invasive coronary angiography -- as well as for planning strategies for managing interventions to treat their disease, according to a review published January 6 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss
7T proton MR spectroscopy spots brain changes in MS patients
January 5, 2022 -- Proton MR spectroscopy can identify changes in the brains of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study published January 4 in Radiology.  Discuss
Researchers use CT to 'unwrap' mummy of Pharaoh Amenhotep I
January 4, 2022 -- Egyptian researchers have used CT to digitally unwrap the mummy of Pharaoh Amenhotep I, according to a study published December 28 in Frontiers in Medicine.  Discuss
Are women at higher breast cancer risk getting supplemental MRI?
January 3, 2022 -- Women at higher risk for breast cancer who are recommended for supplemental MRI screening may not be getting it, according to a research poster presented at the recent RSNA 2021 meeting.  Discuss
COVID-19, gaslighting, and MRI accidents were top 2021 stories
December 30, 2021 -- The grip of the COVID-19 pandemic eased a bit in 2021, and this shift showed in the top 10 radiology stories on AuntMinnie.com for 2021. Compared with six articles about the disease featuring in last year's top 10, COVID-19 stories took three spots on the list this year, based on member views.  Discuss
Does higher risk of heart disease always translate to cardiac events?
December 22, 2021 -- Although Black patients have a higher risk of coronary artery disease than their white counterparts, they don't necessarily have higher incidence of major adverse cardiac events, according to research published December 22 in JAMA Cardiology.  Discuss
Patient background can impact follow-up of lung nodules
December 22, 2021 -- The demographic and socioeconomic factors of patients can influence whether incidental lung nodules found on chest CT are tracked appropriately, according to poster research presented at the recent RSNA 2021 meeting.  Discuss
Should interval chest CT findings affect timing of lung screening?
December 17, 2021 -- Should clinical information gleaned from interval diagnostic low-dose chest CT scans for lung cancer affect the timing of later rounds of lung screening? Perhaps, according to research presented at the recent RSNA 2021 meeting.  Discuss