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
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
New PET/CT tracer reliably detects prostate cancer
May 13, 2020 -- Nuclear medicine departments now have a second reliable radiopharmaceutical to consider with PET/CT when staging for prostate cancer, according to a study in the April issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
PET tracer could more precisely diagnose Alzheimer's
May 12, 2020 -- A new PET tracer called RO-948 could become the standard method for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease, accurately differentiating the condition from other neurodegenerative diseases, according to a study published May 11 in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss
MRI shows intracranial volume changes through adulthood
May 4, 2020 -- MR images have revealed age-related fluctuations in the brain's intracranial volume over the course of adulthood, potentially making this information an important indicator in assessing one's health or neurological condition, according to a study published April 24 in Neuroimage.  Discuss
SNMMI unveils plans for virtual 2020 annual meeting
April 30, 2020 -- Due to continued concern about the COVID-19 pandemic, the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) announced on Thursday that its 2020 annual meeting will be held online July 11-14.  Discuss
Travel cards could help radiopharma patients avoid delays
April 29, 2020 -- Patients who undergo radiation treatment with lutetium-177 DOTATATE for neuroendocrine tumors should receive and carry a travel card with details of their regimen to reduce unnecessary security checkpoint delays, according to an article published in the April issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
fMRI adds evidence of alcohol's adverse brain effects
April 28, 2020 -- The simple tapping of one's fingers, while functional MRI (fMRI) monitors brain activity, could provide insights into the adverse effects of long-term excessive alcohol consumption, according to a study published April 27 in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.  Discuss
MRI, PET strengthen iron, tau link to Alzheimer's
April 28, 2020 -- Using MRI and PET independently, researchers have further established that there is a significant relationship between excessive iron accumulation and tau protein deposits in brain regions linked to Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published online April 24 in Brain.  Discuss