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
MRI, age can predict return from baseball elbow injury
July 16, 2019 -- Patient age and findings on MRI can be helpful in determining how soon baseball players might return to action after an elbow injury, according to research presented at the recent American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine annual meeting in Boston.  Discuss
Vest technology could monitor patient therapy at home
July 15, 2019 -- Patients undergoing personalized lutetium-177 (Lu-177) DOTATATE therapy for metastatic neuroendocrine tumors may soon be monitored in the comfort of their homes after treatment, thanks to a newly developed vest.  Discuss
Low-field MRI ensures safe scans with implanted devices
July 12, 2019 -- How low can clinicians go with MRI magnet strength to ensure the safety of patients with implanted cardiac rhythm management devices and maintain diagnostic-quality images? The answer is 0.2 tesla, according to an Austrian study published July 4 in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
GBCA-enhanced MRI does not influence MS progression
July 11, 2019 -- Researchers found evidence of gadolinium accumulation in the brains of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients after MRI scans using a gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA), but the patients' conditions did not worsen by the five-year follow-up in a new study, published online July 5 in Neurology.  Discuss
Cardiac MRI plan hikes myocarditis detection rate
July 9, 2019 -- Swiss and German researchers have devised an effective diagnostic cardiac MRI workup strategy that has quadrupled the rate of myocarditis detection in patients with myocardial infarction and nonobstructive coronary artery disease, according to a study published July 3 in Swiss Medical Weekly.  Discuss
Brain MRI may predict alcohol abuse in teens
July 8, 2019 -- Brain MR images have revealed large amounts of gray-matter volume in 14-year-olds who eventually go on to increase their alcohol consumption by age 19, according to a study published online July 2 in eLife.  Discuss
Study shines more light on GBCA-related adverse reactions
July 3, 2019 -- Which factors are most likely to trigger an adverse event from administration of a gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA)? The GBCA itself as well as a patient's age, gender, and type of MRI scan could increase chances of an allergic reaction, according to a study published online July 2 in Radiology.  Discuss
PET/MRI can pinpoint causes of chronic extremity pain
July 3, 2019 -- FDG-PET can help boost the detection of abnormalities associated with complex regional pain syndrome when clinicians turn to PET/MRI for diagnosis of the condition, according to a study presented last week at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging annual meeting.  Discuss
3 ways to reduce unnecessary MRI knee scans
July 2, 2019 -- How can clinicians reduce unnecessary MRI knee scans? Three elements are needed: a standardized reporting template, a grading system to determine injury severity, and clinician education, according to a study published in the July issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Bracco to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics
June 27, 2019 -- Contrast developer Bracco Imaging has signed a definitive agreement to acquire molecular imaging firm Blue Earth Diagnostics for $450 million, with an additional closing adjustment estimated at $25 million. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter, with Blue Earth becoming a subsidiary of Bracco Imaging.  Discuss