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
Wuhan nuclear medicine docs give COVID-19 safety advice
March 31, 2020 -- Nuclear medicine technologists from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak, have published safety precautions for dealing with patients, staff, and equipment during the pandemic in a March 25 article in the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.  Discuss
Digital FDG-PET offers insights to hearing loss
March 30, 2020 -- The use of digital PET to measure FDG uptake in the area of the brain devoted to hearing can help diagnose asymmetrical hearing loss and gauge the potential efficacy of a cochlear implant, according to a study published in the March issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
PSMA-PET/CT again shows prowess for prostate cancer
March 25, 2020 -- Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PMSA)-PET/CT could become the primary modality approach in confirming the extent of prostate cancer and the most efficient way to direct patients to the most appropriate treatment, according to a study published March 22 in the Lancet.  Discuss
CE-MRI with CT extends life for patients with liver cancer
March 20, 2020 -- Combining CT with contrast-enhanced MRI (CE-MRI) can help extend survival for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) by expediting more appropriate treatment decisions, according to a study published in the April issue of Radiology.  Discuss
7T MRI sheds new light on risks associated with stroke
March 19, 2020 -- Using 7-tesla MRI, Dutch researchers have identified the three most influential intracranial atherosclerotic risk factors associated with intracranial vessel wall lesions that lead to ischemic stroke, according to a study published in the April issue of Radiology.  Discuss
MRI helps create measures for normal fetal development
March 19, 2020 -- Using MRI, Israeli researchers have established a set of benchmark measurements for fetal facial and cranial structures to help chart development over multiple gestation weeks. Their findings were published on March 12 in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
FDG-PET leads prediction on neuroendocrine tumor outcomes
March 18, 2020 -- FDG-PET has again proved its value by correlating positive neuroendocrine tumors in patients treated with peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) to their chances of overall and progression-free survival, according to a study published March 13 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
DWI-MRI can solve pediatric arthritis with no contrast
March 16, 2020 -- Diffusion-weighted MR imaging (DWI-MRI) has proven accuracy in diagnosing and evaluating children with suspected arthritis and can help clinicians avoid the use of gadolinium-based contrast agents, according to a study published March 10 in Radiology.  Discuss
MRI shows active leisure time promotes younger brain
March 12, 2020 -- Brain MR images show that older adults who maintain an active lifestyle during their leisure time have more brain volume and age more slowly than their sedentary counterparts, according to a study scheduled to be presented at the upcoming American Academy of Neurology annual meeting.  Discuss
MRI parameters are safe for implanted cardiac devices
March 11, 2020 -- If imaging centers adhere to standard MRI parameters for static, gradient, and radiofrequency magnetic fields, implanted cardiac devices will continue to function smoothly during an MRI scan, according to a study published March 3 in Radiology.  Discuss