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
FDA adds 8 gadolinium MRI agents to medication guide
May 18, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is continuing to update its information for patients, clinicians, and other healthcare practitioners regarding gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) by adding eight GBCA products to its medication guide.  Discuss
Immuno-PET tracer offers hope for early cancer treatment
May 17, 2018 -- Researchers are developing a PET radiotracer designed to adhere to and illuminate immune cells in cancer patients. They believe it could offer an earlier look at treatment response compared with tracers such as FDG that focus on cancer cells, according to a study published May 14 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.  Discuss
PET with novel tracers foretells early Alzheimer's risk
May 15, 2018 -- Researchers are making strides toward discovering which individuals have an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease thanks to two novel PET radiotracers that show increased uptake in key regions of the brain, according to two studies published online May 14 in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss
MRI shows possible cause for attention woes after stroke
May 9, 2018 -- MRI scans appear to have uncovered abnormalities in certain brain pathways that may cause attention deficiencies among patients who have experienced subcortical strokes, according to a study published online May 8 in Radiology.  Discuss
Researchers link brain tumor treatment to GBCA deposition
May 8, 2018 -- Could the treatment of brain tumors with radiation therapy contribute to the amount of gadolinium deposition in the brains of children who have received gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) during MRI scans? That's the implication of a new study published in the May issue of Radiology.  Discuss
Novel PET tracer could help assess arthritis
May 7, 2018 -- Researchers from South Korea have developed a novel PET tracer that can be used to visualize joint inflammation in mice and potentially could provide an early diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis in humans, according to a preclinical study in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
FDA issues new labeling for gadolinium contrast
May 3, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in April published revised product labeling for linear and macrocyclic gadolinium-based contrast agents. The new labeling includes a section on gadolinium retention.  Discuss
Theranostic approach could aid pancreatic cancer patients
May 3, 2018 -- German researchers obtained positive results with a novel diagnostic and therapeutic (theranostic) approach for ductal pancreatic adenocarcinoma used with SPECT/CT, scintigraphy, and PET/CT. Their findings were published in the May issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
RSNA names Kahn to head AI publication
May 2, 2018 -- The RSNA has named Dr. Charles Kahn Jr. as editor of the new online journal Radiology: Artificial Intelligence. The society plans to launch the journal early next year as a showcase for research in the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning, and machine learning.  Discuss
MRI reveals effect of mild TBI on brain white matter
May 2, 2018 -- An MRI technique aimed at quantifying changes in myelin content revealed that athletes who have a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) can experience changes to their brain white matter that are still evident months later, according to a preliminary study published online May 1 in the Journal of Neurosurgery.  Discuss