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
7T MRI warrants its own set of safety guidelines
August 26, 2019 -- The increasing utilization of 7-tesla MRI in the clinical setting has prompted a group of safety experts to call for the creation of specific standardized tests and recommendations for ultrahigh-field MRI scanners to prevent harmful events for patients and staff. The initiative is detailed in an article in the September issue of Radiology.  Discuss
Most MRI-related adverse events are preventable
August 23, 2019 -- A review of more than 1,500 adverse events over 10 years in MRI suites reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shows that many of these incidents are preventable, according to a study published online August 16 in Medical Physics.  Discuss
3T MRI can identify visual sign to distinguish MS
August 22, 2019 -- European researchers have identified a visual sign on 3-tesla MR images that effectively diagnoses and distinguishes multiple sclerosis (MS) from other conditions with similar symptoms, according to a study published August 19 in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss
Which nuclear modality has the lowest dose for CHD?
August 21, 2019 -- Reducing radiation exposure from myocardial perfusion imaging is a key priority, especially for congenital heart disease (CHD) patients who face repetitive scanning. Which nuclear imaging modality and radiotracer are best for this task is the subject of a study published August 12 in the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology.  Discuss
Gadolinium MRI scans most common early in pregnancy
August 20, 2019 -- Pregnant women are four times more likely to undergo an MRI scan with a gadolinium-based contrast agent in their first trimester than in their final six months of pregnancy, a finding that indicates many are scanned before they know they are pregnant, according to a study published online August 20 in Radiology.  Discuss
MRI shows effect of Ritalin on kids' brains
August 16, 2019 -- MR images indicate that methylphenidate, also known as Ritalin, can affect certain areas of white matter in the brains of preteen children who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a Dutch study published online August 13 in Radiology.  Discuss
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