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
Information is critical for MRI and spinal cord injuries
December 3, 2019 -- CHICAGO - One good way to accurately describe and share patient information from MRI scans on spinal cord injuries is to use common features to which everyone can relate, according to findings presented on Monday at RSNA 2019.  Discuss
MRI finds communication breakdown after concussion
December 3, 2019 -- Researchers from New York University have developed a unique MRI-based approach for better evaluating damage from concussions that uses measurements of water diffusion to obtain a microscopic view of the brain's white matter, according to a study presented Tuesday at RSNA 2019.  Discuss
MRI illuminates causes of depression
December 3, 2019 -- CHICAGO - MRI brain scans can play a valuable role in the discovery and evaluation of abnormalities in the brains of people with depression, potentially leading to effective treatments for the disorder, according to two studies presented this week at RSNA 2019.  Discuss
MRgFUS could hurdle Alzheimer's treatment obstacle
December 3, 2019 -- Low-intensity pulses of MRI-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) could become a viable strategy to open areas of the blood-brain barrier and allow for targeted drug and stem-cell treatment for Alzheimer's disease, according to a study presented Tuesday at RSNA 2019 in Chicago.  Discuss
Ga-68 DOTATATE PET/MRI could be boon for meningioma
December 2, 2019 -- CHICAGO - The combination of gallium-68 (Ga-68) DOTATATE PET and MRI can greatly improve the assessments of how well patients with meningiomas respond to surgery and/or radiation treatment, according to a study presented Sunday at the RSNA 2019 meeting.  Discuss
MRI-guided prostate cancer treatment shows promise
December 2, 2019 -- Researchers are touting the efficacy of a new, incision-free MRI-guided procedure that uses therapeutic ultrasound to treat prostate cancer and benign enlargement of the prostate gland in a multicenter study. Findings were presented Monday at RSNA 2019 in Chicago.  Discuss
MRI contrast ferumoxytol causes very few side effects
November 29, 2019 -- Could ferumoxytol replace gadolinium-based contrast agents for some MRI scans? It is a possibility, given that it is well tolerated by patients with chronic kidney disease and caused no serious adverse events, according to a study published in the December issue of Radiology.  Discuss
DTI-MRI links obesity to areas of white-matter damage
November 26, 2019 -- Diffusion-tensor MR images (DTI-MRI) have revealed signs of brain damage in the white matter of overweight children, which could be related to several key inflammatory markers, according to a study scheduled for presentation next week at RSNA 2019 in Chicago.  Discuss
Is this MRI-guided procedure worthy of epilepsy patients?
November 25, 2019 -- An MRI-guided therapy for patients with epilepsy who are resistant to drug treatment has shown that it can extend quality of life. But the technique also comes at a greater cost than surgery, according to a study published online November 20 in PLOS One.  Discuss
Cancer patients want more info on treatment downside
November 22, 2019 -- One in three adults wish they had known more about side effects before beginning their cancer treatment, according to the results of a new survey published online November 20 in the Journal of Oncology Practice  Discuss