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
FET-PET offers more info on treatment of brain metastases
September 14, 2020 -- Using PET with the radiolabeled amino acid F-18 fluoroethyl-tyrosine (F-18 FET) can significantly help determine the efficacy of radiotherapy in certain cancer patients who develop brain metastases, according to a study published online September 4 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
How running an MRI service is like captaining a ship
August 14, 2020 -- Running an MRI service is like being the captain of a ship on the ocean, according to a Friday presentation at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine virtual conference. Smooth navigation depends on effective collaboration with physicists, technologists, and other staff.  Discuss
Thermal burns top FDA list of MRI adverse event reports
August 13, 2020 -- Ten years of MRI adverse event reports show burns from coils and electrocardiography leads during scans are among the most common -- and preventable -- causes for patient injuries, according to a study presented Thursday at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting.  Discuss
FDG levels show link between Alzheimer's, Down syndrome
July 29, 2020 -- PET imaging has revealed reduced FDG uptake in key brain regions associated with early- and late-stage Alzheimer's disease among people with Down syndrome. The findings could indicate the degree of brain atrophy in individuals, as well as one reason why this patient population is susceptible to dementia.  Discuss
SNMMI 2020: Image of the Year scans reveal 'super-agers'
July 14, 2020 -- A group of German researchers has received the Image of the Year award from the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) for a series of PET images that show that older adults who maintained peak cognitive skills exhibited greater resistance to buildup of tau and amyloid proteins.  Discuss
SNMMI 2020: How nuclear medicine handled COVID-19
July 14, 2020 -- Implementing a proactive, multipronged strategy to combat the COVID-19 pandemic helped Mount Sinai Hospital safeguard its patients and staff as much as humanly possible, according to a Monday presentation at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) 2020 virtual annual meeting.  Discuss
SNMMI 2020: Medical students key to the specialty's future
July 13, 2020 -- The early recruitment of medical students into nuclear medicine and molecular imaging is the key to the specialty's future, said Dr. Vasken Dilsizian during his president's address on Sunday at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) virtual annual meeting.  Discuss
PET, MRI uncover women's predisposition to Alzheimer's
June 24, 2020 -- PET and MR images have revealed four significant differences in the brains of middle-aged women and men that may shed light on why females are more susceptible to Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published online June 24 in Neurology.  Discuss
New tau PET tracer better targets source of Alzheimer's
June 10, 2020 -- A new PET tracer designed to improve the detection of tau deposits in key brain regions of patients suspected of Alzheimer's disease could greatly advance accurate diagnoses, according to a proof-of-concept study published in the June issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
SPECT agent could help spot DNA damage from radiotherapy
May 19, 2020 -- Researchers from the U.K. may have developed a way to observe in vivo DNA damage a few days after treatment for neuroendocrine tumors with lutetium-177-DOTATATE, according to a proof-of-concept preclinical study published in the May issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss