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
CECT helps assess liver cancer treatment response
January 10, 2023 -- Contrast-enhanced CT (CECT) can help assess response to intra-arterial treatment in patients with neuroendocrine liver metastases and predict survival outcomes, according to a study published on January 6 in Radiology: Imaging Cancer.  Discuss
DECT offers lower radiation dose alternative to perfusion CT
January 6, 2023 -- Dual-energy CT (DECT) performs comparably to perfusion CT for assessing angiogenesis of lesions resulting from solitary lung nodules, according to a study published January 4 in Scientific Reports.  Discuss
8 ways to reduce musculoskeletal pain from the radiology workstation
January 5, 2023 -- More than 75% of radiologists report that they experience musculoskeletal discomfort from using workstations, but there are at least eight ways to mitigate the problem, according to a survey published December 29 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
Subtraction technique improves heart stenosis diagnosis on CCTA
January 4, 2023 -- Using subtraction coronary CT angiography (CCTA) boosts diagnostic accuracy for coronary stenosis compared with conventional CCTA by reducing "blooming" artifacts caused by calcifications or stents, a team of Chinese researchers has found.  Discuss
Deep learning helps CT better evaluate lung fibrosis
December 29, 2022 -- A deep-learning algorithm boosts CT imaging's performance when it comes to assessing patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, according to research presented at the RSNA meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
Photon-counting CT just as good as MRI for quantifying liver fat
December 28, 2022 -- Photon-counting CT (PCCT) performs just as well as MRI for quantifying liver fat in obese patients and can enable opportunistic screening for fatty liver disease, according to research results delivered at the recent RSNA meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
PCCT outperforms conventional CT for pulmonary embolism diagnosis
December 27, 2022 -- Photon-counting CT (PCCT) pulmonary angiography imaging outperforms conventional CT for diagnosing pulmonary embolism -- cutting radiation dose in half, according to research presented at the RSNA meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
Deferring CT premedication reduces patients' ED length of stay
December 23, 2022 -- Deferring steroid premedication in patients with noted iodinated contrast allergies who must undergo CT improves operations in the emergency department (ED) and reduces patient length of stay, according to research delivered at the recent RSNA meeting.  Discuss
BPE level affects breast MRI performance
December 23, 2022 -- The level of a woman's background parenchymal enhancement (BPE) on MRI impacts the modality's performance for detecting breast cancer, according to research presented at the recent RSNA meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
Reducing use of sedation for pediatric MRI cuts healthcare costs
December 22, 2022 -- Reducing the use of sedation for pediatric brain MRI exams translates into "substantial cost savings" for the healthcare system, according to a study published December 21 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss