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
ACR, ASTRO cry foul over imaging cuts in 2023 Omnibus bill
December 21, 2022 -- Congress on December 20 released the Fiscal Year 2023 Omnibus Appropriations bill (H.R. 2617), and the package doesn't bode well for imaging and radiation oncology, according to the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).  Discuss
How effective is CT for diagnosing interstitial lung disease?
December 21, 2022 -- There are particular CT findings that correlate with histologic data and identify early interstitial lung abnormalities, but sometimes findings that appear normal on CT are abnormal on histopathology, European researchers have found.  Discuss
PCCT reduces abdominal imaging radiation dose by almost 20%
December 16, 2022 -- Photon-counting CT (PCCT) not only improves image quality for arterial phase abdominal scans compared to conventional CT, but it also reduces radiation dose by almost 20%, according to research presented at the 2022 RSNA meeting.  Discuss
ACR 2018 guideline boosts follow-up breast MRI eligibility 15-fold
December 14, 2022 -- Guidelines the American College of Radiology (ACR) released in 2018 increased by 15-fold follow-up breast MRI eligibility among women with a previous history of breast cancer, a study published December 11 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology has found.  Discuss
CT radiation exposure increases brain cancer risk in children
December 12, 2022 -- Radiation exposure from CT imaging increases brain cancer risk in children by up to fivefold, depending on the level of exposure, according to research published December 6 in the Lancet Oncology.  Discuss
MRI-targeted prostate biopsy protocol halves overdiagnosis
December 8, 2022 -- A prostate cancer biopsy protocol based on targeted MRI rather than systemic ultrasound shows promise for reducing overdiagnosis by half, according to study results published December 8 in the New England Journal of Medicine.  Discuss
Does contrast-enhanced CT boost kids' acute kidney injury risk?
December 8, 2022 -- Does contrast-enhanced CT boost the incidence of acute kidney injury in children? It doesn't seem so, according to a study published December 6 in Radiology.  Discuss
CT radiomics show disparities in colorectal cancer treatment efficacy
December 7, 2022 -- CT radiomics data show significant associations between race and ethnicity and treatment efficacy for metastatic colorectal cancer, according to research presented at the RSNA meeting.  Discuss
Gadopiclenol offers low-dose alternative to other GBCAs
December 5, 2022 -- Gadopiclenol shows comparable performance at a lower contrast dose for visualizing central nervous system lesions on MRI compared to other gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs), according to research presented November 30 at the RSNA annual meeting.  Discuss
Don't go too low on radiation dose for CT lung cancer screening
December 2, 2022 -- CHICAGO - Can low-dose CT lung cancer screening go even lower? Perhaps not, according to research presented November 29 at the RSNA meeting in Chicago.  Discuss