Wayne Forrest

Wayne joined AuntMinnie.com in 2006 as a features editor shortly after serving for seven years as news editor for the former Medical Imaging monthly magazine and Medical Imaging News weekly newsletter. Wayne's journalism career spans more than 35 years and includes four years as a business writer and nine years in broadcast news. His primary areas of coverage are MRI, nuclear medicine, and molecular imaging.

Articles by this author
Ga-68 DOTATATE PET/MRI could be boon for meningioma
December 2, 2019 -- CHICAGO - The combination of gallium-68 (Ga-68) DOTATATE PET and MRI can greatly improve the assessments of how well patients with meningiomas respond to surgery and/or radiation treatment, according to a study presented Sunday at the RSNA 2019 meeting.  Discuss
MRI-guided prostate cancer treatment shows promise
December 2, 2019 -- Researchers are touting the efficacy of a new, incision-free MRI-guided procedure that uses therapeutic ultrasound to treat prostate cancer and benign enlargement of the prostate gland in a multicenter study. Findings were presented Monday at RSNA 2019 in Chicago.  Discuss
MRI contrast ferumoxytol causes very few side effects
November 29, 2019 -- Could ferumoxytol replace gadolinium-based contrast agents for some MRI scans? It is a possibility, given that it is well tolerated by patients with chronic kidney disease and caused no serious adverse events, according to a study published in the December issue of Radiology.  Discuss
DTI-MRI links obesity to areas of white-matter damage
November 26, 2019 -- Diffusion-tensor MR images (DTI-MRI) have revealed signs of brain damage in the white matter of overweight children, which could be related to several key inflammatory markers, according to a study scheduled for presentation next week at RSNA 2019 in Chicago.  Discuss
Is this MRI-guided procedure worthy of epilepsy patients?
November 25, 2019 -- An MRI-guided therapy for patients with epilepsy who are resistant to drug treatment has shown that it can extend quality of life. But the technique also comes at a greater cost than surgery, according to a study published online November 20 in PLOS One.  Discuss
Cancer patients want more info on treatment downside
November 22, 2019 -- One in three adults wish they had known more about side effects before beginning their cancer treatment, according to the results of a new survey published online November 20 in the Journal of Oncology Practice  Discuss
MRI scoring system could predict liver transplant need
November 21, 2019 -- European researchers have developed a functional liver imaging score that uses gadoxetic acid-enhanced MRI to help predict which patients with advanced chronic liver disease might need a transplant or are at greater risk of mortality, according to a study published online November 19 in Radiology.  Discuss
fMRI shows how brains rebound from hemispherectomy
November 19, 2019 -- A new study published online November 19 in Cell Reports sheds new light on how some people are able to recover from hemispherectomy -- removal of half their brain -- and still function at a high level. Functional MRI (fMRI) demonstrated how the brain compensates by restoring communication in certain areas to compensate for the loss.  Discuss
Which MRI sequences can best handle metal braces?
November 19, 2019 -- What is the best way to overcome artifacts in patients wearing metallic orthodontic devices? The authors of a new study published November 12 in Radiology recommend slight modifications in functional MRI and diffusion-tensor MR imaging sequences to complete the task.  Discuss
PET uncovers heightened ischemia after TBI
November 18, 2019 -- A novel PET imaging technique has uncovered high levels of ischemia in patients within the first 24 hours after a traumatic brain injury (TBI), but it also showed the condition does begin to subside over the next 10 days, according to a study published online November 11 in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss