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
Firm raises eyebrows with push to enforce anti-kidney-failure patent
June 13, 2006 -- A start-up company's efforts to enforce a patent it received for preventing kidney failure during contrast administration has a number of hospitals consulting with their attorneys. A central issue is whether patent holders can successfully enforce patents against physicians who are using generically available compounds and devices for treating patients.  Discuss
Contrast-enhanced US picture shows signs of brightening
April 18, 2006 -- Around the world, contrast-enhanced ultrasound is available for a myriad of applications. In the U.S., however, the FDA has limited its use. But U.S. researchers and practitioners, along with the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, are hoping to gain some ground with the FDA by addressing the concerns surrounding contrast-enhanced ultrasound and highlighting its economic benefits, safety advantages, and future potential.
Rubidium-based PET may finally get its due
February 23, 2006 -- After languishing in the clinical shadows for the last 10 years, rubidium is starting to catch the attention of nuclear medicine specialists. The radiopharmaceutical can thank the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for its revival.
Imaging vets found NeuroLogica to sell portable CT scanner
November 7, 2005 -- Founded by CT imaging veterans, CT scanner designer and manufacturer NeuroLogica of Danvers, MA, will make its RSNA debut in Chicago this year with a new mobile, compact helical CT scanner.
Cardiac PACS pace quickens
September 22, 2005 -- The volume of cardiac procedures in the U.S. continues to rise each year, and healthcare facilities are expanding their services to accommodate the growth. In turn, institutions are ramping up their investment in cardiac PACS technology.  Discuss
Part II: Computer-aided detection identifying new targets
July 15, 2005 -- In our second and final installment of AuntMinnie.com's series on CAD, we take a look at issues such as reimbursement, workflow, and the technology's burgeoning role in multislice CT and virtual colonoscopy.
Part I: Computer-aided detection marking new targets
July 14, 2005 -- When healthcare practitioners think of computer-aided detection (CAD) technology today, they usually consider using it with mammography for early breast cancer detection. As technology and research progress, however, there is a developing consensus among radiologists that CAD can aid in uncovering abnormalities in applications such as breast MRI, lung cancer screening, and virtual colonoscopy exams.