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
ASTRO: Radiation can nix side effects of T-cell therapy
September 20, 2019 -- Patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma who received radiation 30 days or less before chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy have a lower risk of side effects from the treatment, according to a study presented this week at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
ASTRO: Radiation therapy can calm rapid heart rhythm
September 19, 2019 -- Just one high dose of radiation to the heart can significantly reduce episodes of ventricular tachycardia, an irregular rapid heart rhythm that can be deadly, according to a study presented this week at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
Fast MRI technique benefits kids with head trauma
September 18, 2019 -- Using a "fast" MR technique instead of CT for imaging clinically stable pediatric patients with a suspected traumatic brain injury can accurately diagnose them without sedation or exposure to radiation, according to a study published September 18 in Pediatrics.  Discuss
FET-PET can be useful for glioma evaluations
September 18, 2019 -- When glioma results are inconclusive on MRI, clinicians should consider fluoroethyl-tyrosine (FET)-PET for more definitive results and to differentiate between tumor progression and treatment improvement, according to a study published online September 13 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
ProScan accused of submitting fraudulent MRI claims
September 17, 2019 -- A whistleblower lawsuit has alleged that Cincinnati-based imaging services provider ProScan submitted thousands of reimbursement claims to Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare for MRI interpretations that were performed by physician assistants instead of radiologists.  Discuss
PET, MRI link amyloid plaque with swift decline
September 12, 2019 -- Patients whose PET and MR images show beta-amyloid plaque accumulation in the brain experience a significantly faster path toward dementia than people with vascular dementia and no plaque deposits, according to a study published online September 11 in Neurology.  Discuss
Advanced MRI technique confirms dementia risk
September 12, 2019 -- U.K. researchers have developed a unique diffusion-tensor MR imaging algorithm to identify which patients with stroke-related small-vessel disease could progress to cognitive decline and possible dementia, according to a study published online September 12 in Stroke.  Discuss
Ga-68 PSMA PET/MRI, mpMRI work for prostate cancer analysis
September 12, 2019 -- Prostate cancer patients at intermediate or high risk of advanced disease can benefit from either gallium-68 (Ga-68) prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) PET/MRI or multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) alone to diagnose specific features of their disease, according to a study published September 10 in Radiology.  Discuss
MS patients show signs of gadolinium retention on MRI
September 10, 2019 -- Seeing is believing for Italian researchers who used MRI to visually confirm evidence of gadolinium retention in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Their study included patients who had undergone several MRI scans with a gadolinium-based contrast agent. The findings were published September 4 in Insights into Imaging.  Discuss
Flortaucipir-PET shows tau accumulation after one TBI
September 6, 2019 -- A single moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) can trigger signs of accumulation of neurodegenerative tau protein on dynamic flortaucipir-PET images and lead to cognitive decline, according to a study published September 4 in Science Transitional Medicine.  Discuss