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
MRI is useful for assessing postmenopausal bone health
January 27, 2023 -- MRI-identified bone markers -- such as porosity, morphologic structure, mineralization, and density -- are useful for assessing bone health in postmenopausal women, a study published January 24 in Radiology has found.  Discuss
CT plus AI helps predict heart disease in diabetic patients
January 26, 2023 -- Combining CT results with artificial intelligence (AI) technology helps clinicians assess diabetic patients' coronary artery disease risk, according to a study published January 23 in Cardiovascular Diabetology.  Discuss
Diffusion kurtosis imaging helps identify cognitive impairment
January 24, 2023 -- The MRI technique of diffusion kurtosis imaging shows promise for identifying mild cognitive impairment among individuals exposed to environmental toxins, a study published January 21 in Academic Radiology has found.  Discuss
Imaging effective for pediatric soft tissue, bone mass biopsies
January 23, 2023 -- Imaging -- particularly CT -- is an effective tool for guiding percutaneous soft tissue and bone mass biopsies in children, according to a study published January 19 in the Annals of Surgical Oncology.  Discuss
Opioid exposure negatively affects fetal brain growth
January 20, 2023 -- Exposure to opioids in utero has a negative effect on fetal brain development, a study published January 18 in the American Journal of Roentgenology indicates.  Discuss
Community health advisors improve LDCT lung cancer screening rates
January 19, 2023 -- Community health advisors can increase the uptake of low-dose CT (LDCT) lung cancer screening among populations vulnerable to the disease, a study published January 18 in the Journal of Cancer Education has found.  Discuss
Using CCTA to diagnose CAD improves patient outcomes
January 17, 2023 -- Coronary CT angiography (CCTA) improves coronary artery disease (CAD) outcomes by reducing hospitalizations for heart attacks and mortality rates, a study published January 11 in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging reported.  Discuss
MR spectroscopy distinguishes recurrent brain tumors from necrosis
January 17, 2023 -- MR spectroscopy imaging can effectively distinguish between recurrent brain tumors and necrosis in patients who have undergone radiation treatment, a study published January 11 in the Journal of Neuroimaging has found.  Discuss
MRI guidance beats CT for prostate cancer stereotactic body radiotherapy
January 12, 2023 -- MRI-guided stereotactic body radiotherapy outperforms CT guidance when it comes to reducing toxic effects of the treatment, according to a study published January 12 in JAMA Oncology.  Discuss
MRI, PET boost central nervous system disease treatment discovery
January 12, 2023 -- Neuroimaging modalities such as MRI, PET, and SPECT have key roles to play in clinical trials that explore the diagnosis and treatment of central nervous system (CNS) diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, depression, and schizophrenia, according to a paper published January 6 in Drug Discovery Today.  Discuss