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
MR spectroscopy offers insight into neonates' brain damage
November 19, 2018 -- Proton MR spectroscopy scans of newborns suspected of having brain damage can hasten an early and accurate diagnosis and help determine if they will have severe developmental issues within two years after they are born, according to a study published online on November 14 in Lancet Neurology.  Discuss
Can 7-tesla MRI make the transition to clinical prime time?
November 15, 2018 -- Is 7-tesla MRI ready to stake its claim in the radiology department? Currently, three institutions in the U.S. have begun using 7-tesla magnets for clinical applications, but mostly for neurological and musculoskeletal conditions. The challenge now is showing how much more 7-tesla MRI can contribute to patient care.  Discuss
New SPECT tracer targets NSCLC receptor
November 9, 2018 -- Researchers from the U.S. and China are developing a SPECT tracer that could improve the diagnosis and treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The radiotracer targets a key receptor linked to the progression of NSCLC, according to a preclinical study published in the November issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Is gadolinium deposition disease really a disease?
November 9, 2018 -- Is gadolinium deposition disease really a disease? Italian researchers aren't so sure after they studied patients who received gadolinium-based contrast agents for MRI scans. They reported their findings in a study published online October 30 in Investigative Radiology.  Discuss
MRI reveals mechanics of beatboxing
November 8, 2018 -- Have you ever wondered how performers can so fluidly make those syncopated beatboxing sounds? Researchers have shed some light on the mystery by using real-time MRI to show how motions of the mouth and tongue create different beatboxing sounds and styles.  Discuss
Many clinicians don't follow PET/CT reporting guidelines
November 7, 2018 -- There is plenty of room for improvement when it comes to clinicians following established reporting guidelines for oncology PET/CT scans. A survey of more than 200 imaging sites worldwide found a "lack of awareness" that reporting standards even exist, according to results published online November 2 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Robot arm assists with PET/CT-guided needle biopsies
November 6, 2018 -- By combining a robotic arm-assisted needle navigation system with PET/CT, researchers in India are performing more-accurate targeted biopsies for suspicious bone and bone marrow lesions with near-perfect diagnostic results, according to a study published online November 1 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
MRI shows how extended space travel affects the brain
October 29, 2018 -- Recovering from weightlessness might be the least of the problems that astronauts face when they return home to Earth. MRI scans revealed a loss of gray-matter volume in the brain soon after touchdown and prolonged changes in circulation of cerebrospinal fluid some seven months later, according to a study published in the October 25 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.  Discuss
MRI could play role in curing digestive disorders
October 26, 2018 -- Relief may finally be near for people who experience significant abdominal pain and discomfort. Researchers at Purdue University are developing a way to use MRI to track the efficacy of electric stimulation of the vagus nerve to alleviate stomach dysfunction, according to a paper published in the October issue of Neurogastroenterology and Motility.  Discuss
Can whole-body MRI be used in oncologic staging?
October 23, 2018 -- Offering similar performance to PET/CT but without requiring radiation dose, multiparametric whole-body MRI could feasibly be used for staging metastatic lesions and evaluating treatment response in a variety of cancers, according to a study published in the November issue of Academic Radiology.  Discuss