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
MRI aids in assessing cocaine-related heart damage
June 14, 2019 -- Cardiac MRI's ability to noninvasively provide a microscopic view of living tissue plays a critical role in helping clinicians differentiate between symptoms of heart disease and cocaine-induced cardiac abnormalities, according to a study published June 13 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss
New class of radiotracers targets many cancer types
June 12, 2019 -- Oncologists and nuclear medicine technologists may soon have another weapon in their arsenal to diagnose and evaluate various cancers through PET/CT, according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Shorter MRI protocol reduces sedation for kids
June 11, 2019 -- Researchers from Emory University developed an abbreviated MRI protocol for brain scans of pediatric patients with headaches, dramatically reducing the need to sedate the children, according to a study published in the June issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Most diabetes patients unprepared for FDG-PET/CT scans
June 10, 2019 -- Many nuclear medicine practices are neglecting to tell patients with diabetes that their medications could affect the image quality of their FDG-PET/CT scans, according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Surveillance breast MRI is double-edged sword
June 4, 2019 -- Using breast MRI for the surveillance of breast cancer survivors appears to be a double-edged sword. While breast MRI has a better cancer recurrence detection rate than mammography, the modality also can lead to more biopsies, according to a study published online June 4 in Radiology.  Discuss
NaF-PET/CT rarely finds prostate cancer metastases
June 3, 2019 -- Sodium fluoride (NaF) PET/CT rarely adds value for detecting bone metastases in patients with intermediate- and high-risk prostate cancer and normal bone scintigraphy results prior to prostatectomy, according to a study published online May 30 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Stretchable MRI coils on the horizon for MSK imaging
May 30, 2019 -- How much easier would it be to image a knee with a stretchable, wearable MRI knee coil? Swiss researchers are working on this technology for musculoskeletal (MSK) MR imaging, and they reported early success in their work at the recent International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine annual meeting.  Discuss
In utero MRI on par with ultrasound for fetal brain evaluation
May 29, 2019 -- In utero MRI does not need to replace ultrasound as the modality of choice to evaluate fetal brain development, despite MRI's ability to catch a few more potential abnormalities, according to a study set for publication in the July issue of Clinical Radiology.  Discuss
fMRI may speed up diagnosis of autism
May 22, 2019 -- Using functional MRI (fMRI) to gauge a child's neurological responses to different visual stimuli, researchers believe they have developed a faster way to diagnose autism, according to a study in the current online edition of Biological Psychology.  Discuss
How does chemo during pregnancy affect child development?
May 21, 2019 -- Chemotherapy performed on women during pregnancy could adversely affect long-term cortical development in their children's brains, according to a preliminary study presented last week at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine annual meeting in Montreal.  Discuss