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
Can PET/MRI correlate tau with first responders' cognitive issues?
June 21, 2022 -- PET/MR images of tau deposits among emergency responders on 9/11 are concerning, but they fall short of a definitive link to dementia, according to research presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada.  Discuss
FES-PET/CT can help detect breast cancer
June 14, 2022 -- F-18 fluoroestradiol (FES)-PET/CT can be useful in detecting clinically significant breast cancer, according to preliminary study results presented June 12 at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada.  Discuss
FDG-PET/MRI offers option for pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma
March 5, 2021 -- FDG-PET/MRI is a promising alternative to FDG-PET/CT for staging and gauging treatment response for Hodgkin lymphoma, with the benefit of less radiation to pediatric and adolescent patients, according to a study published online February 19 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Flortaucipir-PET scans show near-term dementia risk
February 17, 2021 -- Imaging specialists who visually interpreted flortaucipir-PET images were able to determine a person's risk of progressing to Alzheimer's and mild cognitive impairment within the next 18 months in a recent study.  Discuss
Nano-MRI outduels PSMA-PET/CT for prostate cancer
February 5, 2021 -- Clinicians looking to accurately classify suspicious lymph nodes in prostate cancer patients could have another effective noninvasive option with a unique contrast-enhanced MR imaging technique, according to a study published online January 30 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
PET shows aerobic exercise has little effect on amyloid
January 20, 2021 -- While aerobic exercise is good for the cardiovascular system, PET images show a weekly regimen of this activity does nothing to change the status of beta-amyloid buildup in older adults with elevated levels of the marker for Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published online January 14 in PLOS One.  Discuss
PET/CT guidance offers valuable approach to lung biopsies
January 13, 2021 -- One optimum way to reduce inconclusive lung biopsy results and better detect malignancies is to use FDG-PET/CT for the image-guided procedure. Researchers from Brazil found that PET/CT had advantages over conventional CT guidance.  Discuss
FDA makes history with approval of Ga-68 PSMA-11 PET
December 18, 2020 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) recent approval of a PET radiotracer that targets lesions positive for prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is not only a "quantum leap" for the diagnosis of prostate cancer in men but also sets a precedent for academic research.  Discuss
PET links poor air quality to presence of amyloid plaque
December 4, 2020 -- PET scans of older Americans have revealed a potential link between the quality of air they breathe and the presence of brain plaque linked to Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published online November 30 in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss
PET ties coronary blood flow to future adverse events
November 20, 2020 -- Using PET perfusion to gauge cardiac blood flow capacity, researchers have found that severely reduced coronary flow reserve is a key contributor to a greater risk of a major adverse cardiac event and death, according to a study published online November 18 in Cardiovascular Imaging.  Discuss