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
Radiology shows ingenuity in dealing with COVID-19
April 20, 2020 -- As the radiology community deals with the COVID-19 pandemic, imaging providers are using ingenuity to create novel shift rotations, make the best use of personal protective equipment, and segregate teams to protect valuable staff members and patients to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.  Discuss
PET/CT pinpoints Hodgkin's lymphoma treatment response
April 20, 2020 -- PET/CT significantly outperformed CT alone in predicting treatment response in patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin's lymphoma when treated with the cancer drug nivolumab, according to multicenter results published April 14 in Radiology.  Discuss
How clinicians worldwide are handling COVID-19
April 16, 2020 -- From "overwhelmed" hospitals in Italy to facilities in Australia still waiting for the surge, radiology providers are reporting a variety of experiences in dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak. They shared their stories in an April 15 webinar.  Discuss
MRI shows brain changes in astronauts after time in space
April 14, 2020 -- MRI scans of 11 astronauts performed the day after their return from extended time in space have revealed significant changes in brain volume and cerebrospinal fluid flow. The astronauts also saw their pituitary glands shrink, according to a study published April 14 in Radiology.  Discuss
How can nuclear medicine help with COVID-19 pandemic?
April 10, 2020 -- Radiology departments have been working overtime since the outbreak of COVID-19. But how nuclear medicine can contribute to the healthcare of the world's populations remains somewhat unclear, according to an article published online April 7 in Nuklearmedizin.  Discuss
3 key MRI markers can gauge MS severity
April 9, 2020 -- Three basic MRI biomarkers can help clinicians determine the current level of disease severity and disability in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study published April 3 in PLOS One.  Discuss
Allergy workups prevent MRI contrast reactions in kids
April 8, 2020 -- By administering a "fast-track allergy workup," clinicians can prevent pediatric patients from experiencing adverse allergic reactions in follow-up gadolinium-enhanced MRI scans, according to a study published on April 3 in PLOS One.  Discuss
PET links amyloid to cognitive decline in A4 study
April 8, 2020 -- Initial findings from the Anti-Amyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic Alzheimer's Disease (A4) study, published online April 6 in JAMA Neurology, have confirmed that high levels of amyloid on florbetapir-PET brain scans are an indication of cognitive decline.  Discuss
Incidental COVID-19 findings seen on routine FDG-PET/CT
April 3, 2020 -- Nuclear medicine practitioners should be prepared for incidental findings of COVID-19 when patients undergo FDG-PET/CT scans for routine oncologic indications, according to a study published online April 1 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
MRI identifies biomarkers for aggressive HCC subtype
April 3, 2020 -- French researchers have identified three key MRI biomarkers to heighten the preoperative detection of a particularly aggressive form of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), according to a study published March 31 in Radiology.  Discuss