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
NaF-PET/CT does well in detecting prostate metastases
September 6, 2019 -- Nuclear medicine physicians showed high accuracy and consistency when reading sodium fluoride (NaF)-PET/CT scans of patients with prostate cancer metastases in a new study, published online September 3 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
MRI joins PET to better diagnose large-vessel vasculitis
September 5, 2019 -- To evaluate large-vessel vasculitis, two modalities are better than one. A dual-modality approach worked well for French researchers who combined PET and MRI to improve their analysis of vasculitis abnormalities in a study published August 27 in Scientific Reports.  Discuss
FDG-PET/CT helps predict tuberculosis relapse
August 28, 2019 -- When FDG-PET/CT scans reveal lingering metabolic activity in the lungs of tuberculosis (TB) patients after treatment, approximately 10% of them will experience a relapse of the disease within six months, according to a study published online August 26 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
MRI of LV hypertrophy helps predict severe outcomes
August 27, 2019 -- Using MRI to measure left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy enables clinicians to better predict death and heart failure related to coronary artery disease than coronary artery calcium scores from CT, according to a study published August 27 in Radiology.  Discuss
7T MRI warrants its own set of safety guidelines
August 26, 2019 -- The increasing utilization of 7-tesla MRI in the clinical setting has prompted a group of safety experts to call for the creation of specific standardized tests and recommendations for ultrahigh-field MRI scanners to prevent harmful events for patients and staff. The initiative is detailed in an article in the September issue of Radiology.  Discuss
Most MRI-related adverse events are preventable
August 23, 2019 -- A review of more than 1,500 adverse events over 10 years in MRI suites reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shows that many of these incidents are preventable, according to a study published online August 16 in Medical Physics.  Discuss
3T MRI can identify visual sign to distinguish MS
August 22, 2019 -- European researchers have identified a visual sign on 3-tesla MR images that effectively diagnoses and distinguishes multiple sclerosis (MS) from other conditions with similar symptoms, according to a study published August 19 in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss
Which nuclear modality has the lowest dose for CHD?
August 21, 2019 -- Reducing radiation exposure from myocardial perfusion imaging is a key priority, especially for congenital heart disease (CHD) patients who face repetitive scanning. Which nuclear imaging modality and radiotracer are best for this task is the subject of a study published August 12 in the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology.  Discuss
Gadolinium MRI scans most common early in pregnancy
August 20, 2019 -- Pregnant women are four times more likely to undergo an MRI scan with a gadolinium-based contrast agent in their first trimester than in their final six months of pregnancy, a finding that indicates many are scanned before they know they are pregnant, according to a study published online August 20 in Radiology.  Discuss
MRI shows effect of Ritalin on kids' brains
August 16, 2019 -- MR images indicate that methylphenidate, also known as Ritalin, can affect certain areas of white matter in the brains of preteen children who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a Dutch study published online August 13 in Radiology.  Discuss