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
NRC proposes changes to rules on radiotracer patients
August 15, 2019 -- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing several updates in its regulatory guide on how best to handle patients who receive radioactive materials as part of their imaging scans.  Discuss
Routine PET field-of-view enough for pediatric lymphoma
August 5, 2019 -- A routine "eyes to thighs" field-of-view with FDG-PET/CT scans is more than adequate to stage and monitor disease in a majority of pediatric patients with lymphoma, according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
FDA issues proposals to improve MRI safety
August 1, 2019 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on August 1 published a list of proposals to further ensure the safety of patients and staff in MRI environments and bolster both safety testing and MRI information in medical device labeling.  Discuss
Unique combo camera merges PET, SPECT applications
August 1, 2019 -- Japanese researchers are reporting success in their first round of human imaging on a device that can simultaneously detect radiotracers used for PET and SPECT, according to a study published online July 20 in Physics in Medicine & Biology.  Discuss
MRA screening finds aneurysms related to kidney disease
July 31, 2019 -- Can MR angiography (MRA) be effective in screening for brain aneurysms among patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease? A new study published online July 30 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology backs the modality, even when no symptoms are present.  Discuss
Choline-PET with mpMRI is cost-effective for prostate cancer
July 31, 2019 -- Adding F-18 choline PET to multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) was more effective than mpMRI alone in determining which men with elevated prostate-specific antigen levels should go on to biopsy in a new study, published online July 26 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Ga-68 PSMA PET with CT, MRI proves safe and accurate
July 30, 2019 -- Prostate cancer imaging with PET/CT or PET/MRI and a gallium-68 (Ga-68)-labeled prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) radiopharmaceutical works well, according to a study published in the August issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
MRI staff should keep an eye out for magnetic lashes
July 26, 2019 -- They may be small and insignificant, but false eyelashes with magnetic properties have drawn the attention of MRI researchers who are concerned about their potential effect on image quality and patient safety in a new study, published online July 24 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
MRI-guided prostate biopsies improve cancer detection
July 24, 2019 -- How clinically effective is MRI-guided biopsy for prostate cancer? The modality can greatly outperform transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy results in detecting positive cases, concluded a new study published in the August issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
MRI shows adverse effects of U.S. embassy mystery
July 23, 2019 -- Some called it an attack with a "sonic weapon." Others suggested it was a case of mass hysteria. But what happened to personnel at the U.S. embassy in Havana has mystified medical experts and political pundits. The mystery is only going to deepen with a new study published July 23 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, in which MRI showed structural changes in the brains of affected embassy personnel.  Discuss