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
PET/CT guidance offers valuable approach to lung biopsies
January 13, 2021 -- One optimum way to reduce inconclusive lung biopsy results and better detect malignancies is to use FDG-PET/CT for the image-guided procedure. Researchers from Brazil found that PET/CT had advantages over conventional CT guidance.  Discuss
FDA makes history with approval of Ga-68 PSMA-11 PET
December 18, 2020 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) recent approval of a PET radiotracer that targets lesions positive for prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is not only a "quantum leap" for the diagnosis of prostate cancer in men but also sets a precedent for academic research.  Discuss
PET links poor air quality to presence of amyloid plaque
December 4, 2020 -- PET scans of older Americans have revealed a potential link between the quality of air they breathe and the presence of brain plaque linked to Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published online November 30 in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss
PET ties coronary blood flow to future adverse events
November 20, 2020 -- Using PET perfusion to gauge cardiac blood flow capacity, researchers have found that severely reduced coronary flow reserve is a key contributor to a greater risk of a major adverse cardiac event and death, according to a study published online November 18 in Cardiovascular Imaging.  Discuss
PET/CT with Ga-68 tracer better for cancer patients
November 2, 2020 -- By attaching gallium-68 (Ga-68) to a fibroblast activation protein molecule inhibitor, German researchers have achieved greater accuracy with PET/CT in staging patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, according to a study published online October 23 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
FES-PET could predict endometrial cancer outcomes
October 7, 2020 -- PET imaging with the radiotracer F-18 fluoroestradiol (FES) can help determine how well patients will fare after a diagnosis of endometrial cancer, according to a study published October 2 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Researchers offer a guide to optimum PET lung imaging
September 25, 2020 -- Can you name the best strategies to optimize FDG-PET/CT to assess lung disease? If not, researchers from imaging centers in the U.S. and the U.K. have provided their consensus recommendations on how best to proceed in a study published online September 18 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
FET-PET offers more info on treatment of brain metastases
September 14, 2020 -- Using PET with the radiolabeled amino acid F-18 fluoroethyl tyrosine (F-18 FET) can significantly help determine the efficacy of radiotherapy in certain cancer patients who develop brain metastases, according to a study published online September 4 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
How running an MRI service is like captaining a ship
August 14, 2020 -- Running an MRI service is like being the captain of a ship on the ocean, according to a Friday presentation at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine virtual conference. Smooth navigation depends on effective collaboration with physicists, technologists, and other staff.  Discuss
Thermal burns top FDA list of MRI adverse event reports
August 13, 2020 -- Ten years of MRI adverse event reports show burns from coils and electrocardiography leads during scans are among the most common -- and preventable -- causes for patient injuries, according to a study presented Thursday at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting.  Discuss