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
Unique PET/CT video shows real-time blood, cardiac motion
January 22, 2020 -- U.S. and Chinese researchers have combined an advanced image reconstruction method with a total-body PET scanner to track real-time blood flow and heart and respiratory function, according to a study published online January 20 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  Discuss
Report: Fujifilm makes pitch for Curium Pharma
January 16, 2020 -- In what would be its latest deal in an ongoing acquisition spree in healthcare, Fujifilm has made an offer to buy French radiopharmaceutical developer Curium Pharma in a transaction that could be valued as high as $3 billion, according to a January 14 report from Bloomberg.  Discuss
Cu-64 DOTATATE PET could handle neuroendocrine tumors
January 15, 2020 -- PET imaging with copper-64 (Cu-64) DOTATATE could become a lower-radiation dose option for patients with suspected neuroendocrine tumors, according to the results of a phase III clinical trial published online January 10 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
MRI links lead exposure, family income to brain development
January 14, 2020 -- Despite bans on leaded gasoline and lead-based paint, areas of high lead exposure still exist. MR images have helped uncover differences in brain structure and subsequently lower cognitive performances in children living in areas with these toxic conditions, according to a study published January 13 in Nature Medicine.  Discuss
MRI shows slimmer tongue reduces sleep apnea
January 10, 2020 -- Losing weight in your tongue probably isn't one of your New Year's resolutions. But maybe it should be if you have sleep apnea. MR images show that a slimmer tongue can reduce the severity of obstructive sleep apnea, according to a study published online January 10 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.  Discuss
Might manganese make gadolinium obsolete for MRI scans?
January 10, 2020 -- Could a manganese-based MRI contrast agent provide equivalent MR image quality and help alleviate concerns surrounding the use of gadolinium-based contrast agents? New research indicates that it has some potential.  Discuss
Two MRI indicators predict Fabry disease adverse events
January 8, 2020 -- How can clinicians best use cardiac MRI to identify which patients with Fabry disease are most at risk for an adverse event? The mystery can be solved through two particular assessments, according to a new study published in the January issue of Radiology.  Discuss
Flortaucipir-PET shows moderate promise for CTE
January 7, 2020 -- PET imaging with flortaucipir revealed uptake patterns indicative of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in a new study published online January 6 in JAMA Neurology, but the tau-binding radiotracer is not quite ready to be declared a reliable biomarker for the condition, the authors noted.  Discuss
PET shows tau better predicts brain atrophy than amyloid
January 3, 2020 -- PET scans comparing the location and magnitude of tau protein accumulation have shown that tau better predicts future brain atrophy in patients with Alzheimer's disease compared with amyloid deposition -- and a year or more in advance, according to a study published online January 1 in Science Translational Medicine.  Discuss
Does thyroid cancer screening lead to overdiagnosis?
December 23, 2019 -- Two studies from the U.S. and South Korea are raising questions about the role of ultrasound screening and thyroid cancer incidence. Researchers specifically address the issue of overdiagnosis in studies published in the December 24/31 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Discuss