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
MDCT complements MR in heart disease evaluation
August 22, 2006 -- As multidetector-row CT (MDCT) becomes more prevalent in cardiac imaging applications, its primary benefit may be as a complementary modality to MR, providing additional information and patient coverage that MR cannot.  Discuss
Radiation oncology saves lives, but at what cost?
August 16, 2006 -- Successful radiation treatment for cancer can prolong life by 15 to 40 years. However, with that reward still comes risk, and researchers are trying to determine to what degree radiation therapy may create new cancers later in a patient's life.  Discuss
Father-son duo experiences radiology's changes together
August 11, 2006 -- Dr. Wallace T. Miller Sr. is a very well-respected radiologist, teacher, and residency director at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). His son, Dr. Wallace T. Miller Jr., is a well-known radiologist in his own right, and is HUP's associate chair of education in the radiology department. The father-son duo reflects on working together, the changes in radiology, and what's in store for the future.  Discuss
More research needed to gauge CTA's benefits
August 1, 2006 -- Early indications suggest that CT angiography (CTA) may become a panacea for the detection and diagnosis of ischemic heart disease, but one recently released study shows that trustworthy evidence to that end is lacking.  Discuss
Digital radiography slowly, but surely, makes its mark
July 25, 2006 -- When digital radiography (DR) systems hit the market in the late 1990s, their lofty price tags put the technology on more healthcare institutions' "wish" lists than "buy" sheets. The recent decline in prices and DR's proven productivity gains are prompting more interest among imaging facilities of all sizes, but patient volume is still an important factor when considering investing in DR, according to this Technology Review article.  Discuss
JAMA study reveals gender differences in lung cancer rates and survival
July 11, 2006 -- New data from the Early Lung Cancer Action Project (ELCAP) reveal significant differences between men and women in rates of lung cancer prevalence and survival, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Discuss
Less radiation dose exposure in cardiac CT is possible
July 6, 2006 -- With the ever-expanding use of 64-slice CT in cardiac imaging, concerns have risen over patient exposure to unnecessary radiation. Clinicians in particular are struggling with how to reduce radiation dose and still achieve optimum diagnostic imaging results. Now researchers are finding that significant radiation dose savings can be achieved through ECG-gated dose-modulation, also known as ECG pulsing.  Discuss
Poor workflow can hinder use of 3D software
June 30, 2006 -- With image datasets burgeoning and imaging methods ever more complex, adopting specialized advanced visualization software and hardware becomes increasing critical. While 3D processing software can help sift through volumes of patient data more efficiently, radiologists still need an efficient way of working with software, workstations, and PACS.  Discuss
3D lab efficiency may depend on who's in control
June 22, 2006 -- CT's rise in popularity and advancing multidetector technology have created more pressure on radiologists and technologists to process and interpret greater volumes of information more quickly, making efficient workflow a priority in centralized 3D laboratories. And who handles the processing is a key workflow issue.  Discuss
MDCT makes inroads in urology, biopsy guidance, and oncology imaging
June 19, 2006 -- With its progression from four- to 64-slice technology, MDCT is taking on increasingly prominent roles in a number of areas, including urography, oncology imaging, and biopsy guidance, according to presentations at last week's International Symposium on Multidetector-Row CT in San Francisco.  Discuss