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
fMRI may speed up diagnosis of autism
May 22, 2019 -- Using functional MRI (fMRI) to gauge a child's neurological responses to different visual stimuli, researchers believe they have developed a faster way to diagnose autism, according to a study in the current online edition of Biological Psychology.  Discuss
How does chemo during pregnancy affect child development?
May 21, 2019 -- Chemotherapy performed on women during pregnancy could adversely affect long-term cortical development in their children's brains, according to a preliminary study presented last week at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine annual meeting in Montreal.  Discuss
ISMRM: MRI contradicts cancer treatment's effect on myelin
May 16, 2019 -- MONTREAL - Results from two MR imaging techniques have Canadian researchers challenging the thinking that treatment for pediatric brain tumors damages myelin, according to a study presented Wednesday at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) annual meeting.  Discuss
ISMRM: Opt for mpMRI to assess leg muscle microtrauma
May 15, 2019 -- MONTREAL - Microtrauma of upper leg muscles as a result of running a marathon can be best assessed and monitored by multiparametric MRI (mpMRI), according to a study presented Tuesday at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) annual meeting.  Discuss
ISMRM: Breast MRI confirms lymph node response to therapy
May 14, 2019 -- MONTREAL - MRI is a reliable way to validate changes in axillary lymph node volume and shape in situ in breast cancer patients after neoadjuvant chemotherapy, according to a study presented Monday at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) annual meeting.  Discuss
ISMRM: Charting a course of diversity and inclusion
May 13, 2019 -- MONTREAL - Ensuring sustainability and promoting diversity are two key strategies for the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) as the organization heads into the future.  Discuss
mpMRI falls short for prostate cancer in African Americans
May 13, 2019 -- While white patients have benefited from multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) to detect and assess prostate cancer, the modality's efficacy within the African American community is quite deficient by comparison, according to a study published May 2 in International Urology and Nephrology.  Discuss
ARRS: MRI protocols don't affect hip implant temperature
May 10, 2019 -- Clinicians can safely perform clinical 3-tesla MRI scans with metal artifact reduction sequence (MARS) protocols on patients with hip arthroplasty implants without excessive thermal heating of the devices, according to a study presented Thursday at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) meeting in Honolulu.  Discuss
ARRS: MRI technique shows promise for skull fractures
May 7, 2019 -- South Korean researchers have developed an MRI sequence that could overcome the modality's weakness in imaging bony structures. They compared its performance to CT for skull imaging in a study presented Sunday at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) annual meeting in Honolulu.  Discuss
Pediatric patients go to the dogs for MRI anxiety relief
May 3, 2019 -- Who doesn't feel better alongside a friendly pup? It's no surprise, then, that pediatric patients who spend time with a therapy dog before and after their MRI scans feel less anxious and more relaxed about their experience, according to a pilot study published April 27 in Pediatric Radiology.  Discuss