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
SIR: 'OK, Google -- scrub up!'
March 25, 2019 -- Smart speakers like Amazon Alexa and Google Home already get plenty of questions about the weather, but the technology could soon make a meaningful contribution to patient outcomes during surgery, according to a Sunday presentation at the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) annual meeting in Austin, TX.  Discuss
SIR: Stroke treatment training program improves outcomes
March 25, 2019 -- Interventional radiologists at Johns Hopkins University have developed an innovative program to train their colleagues to perform endovascular thrombectomies and achieve better outcomes for stroke patients. So far, the results are impressive, according to a presentation on Monday at the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) 2019 meeting in Austin, TX.  Discuss
MRI links brain region to dementia, auditory deterioration
March 25, 2019 -- MRI scans have identified an area of the brain associated with a rare form of dementia that allows affected patients to comprehend written words but prevents them from understanding spoken words, researchers reported in the March issue of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology.  Discuss
7T finds epilepsy abnormalities missed at lower field strengths
March 22, 2019 -- The ultrahigh field strength of 7-tesla MRI can identify brain abnormalities associated with epilepsy better than 1.5-tesla and 3-tesla MRI can, potentially changing the course of treatment for these patients, according to a study published online March 19 in PLOS One.  Discuss
MRI-guided cryoablation a boon for HCC patients
March 21, 2019 -- With a 1-tesla open scanner and some finesse, Chinese researchers are using MRI to guide percutaneous cryoablation of hepatic dome hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) to almost eliminate tumor progression and extend survival, according to a study published online March 12 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
DWI helps predict breast cancer cases with metastasis
March 19, 2019 -- Apparent diffusion coefficient values obtained from preoperative MRI with diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) could help determine which women with breast cancer are at greater risk for developing metastasis, according to a study published online March 12 in Radiology.  Discuss
ACC: PET/CT helps assess at-risk coronary patients
March 18, 2019 -- Using PET/CT scans to determine the presence or absence of coronary artery calcium in patients with chest pain can help determine which individuals have the greatest need for quick remedial action and an increased risk of a future major adverse cardiovascular event, according to a study presented March 16 at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 meeting in New Orleans.  Discuss
2 new PET tracers may best FDG in cancer imaging
March 14, 2019 -- Cancer detection could receive a boost from two new radiotracers that have achieved substantially shorter image acquisition times than FDG-PET scans and required no fasting or dietary changes, according to a proof-of-concept study published in the March issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Can radiation therapy and cremation safely coexist?
March 14, 2019 -- An increasing number of cancer patients are undergoing advanced radiation therapy procedures such as radionuclide treatment. Yet more individuals are choosing cremation over burial -- leading some to wonder if the two trends are incompatible. They're not, according to a March 12 online presentation by representatives from Image Wisely.  Discuss
MRI measurements of iron content show impact of stroke
March 12, 2019 -- French researchers have taken a basic MR imaging technique to break new ground in measuring iron content in the substantia nigra to obtain a better reading on how stroke affects the brain and long-term patient outcomes, according to a study published online March 12 in Radiology.  Discuss