If you’ve never had a mammogram, you may not know quite what to expect the first time. Don’t let fear of the unknown cause you to miss out on the important health information that mammography screening provides. While getting a mammogram may not be at the top of anyone’s list of favorite things to do, it’s a really quick and easy procedure that could help to save your life. Understanding what’s involved in a mammography visit can help alleviate any anxiety you may be feeling and make the whole experience more comfortable.
Jan 5, 2017 9:00:00 AM
If you’re expecting a baby (or even if you’re not), you’re probably aware that obstetric ultrasound is commonly recommended at least once during pregnancy. Many parents-to-be look forward to their ultrasound appointment because this is the first time they’re able to get a glimpse of their growing child. While deciding whether or not you want to know your baby’s sex before it’s born might be the top question on your mind, the obstetric ultrasound will provide much more valuable information about your pregnancy and your child’s health and well being. One of the important functions of this test is to screen for birth defects so that parents and doctors can plan a course of action and prepare for any treatments that will be necessary before or soon after birth.
Dec 29, 2016 12:17:00 PM
Have you made a list of New Year's resolutions? Here are 5 that are worth keeping for a healthier 2017!
Topics: health tips
Dec 17, 2016 9:31:00 AM
For all the things we love about the holidays, like great food, time with friends and family, and celebration of the good things in life, it can also be an incredibly stressful time of year. The pressure to plan the perfect family celebration, buy gifts, organize a large meal (and perhaps plan additional parties for friends or coworkers), accommodate guests, and be merry and joyful through it all can be overwhelming, to say the least. For those who have suffered recent losses, such as the death of someone dear or the end of a significant relationship, these burdens can feel even heavier.
Topics: health tips
Dec 8, 2016 3:45:00 PM
Paget’s disease, also called Paget’s disease of the nipple or mammary Paget’s disease (not to be confused with Paget's disease of the bone), is a rare form of breast cancer that accounts for about 1% of all breast cancer cases. Paget’s disease affects the nipple and often spreads to the areola. Patients diagnosed with Paget’s disease are usually found to have tumors in the same breast—either ductal carcinoma in situ or invasive breast cancer.
Topics: breast cancer
Nov 27, 2016 9:20:00 AM
What Are the Risks of Colon Cancer?
If you’re turning 50 or have a condition that puts you at a higher than average risk for colon cancer, you’ve probably been told that you should have a colonoscopy. It’s true that colon cancer screening is an important part of preventive health care: the average lifetime risk of developing colon cancer is 5% but can vary widely across demographics. For example, 90% of new cases appear in patients over 50, and those with a parent or sibling who has developed colon cancer face a risk that is two to three times higher than the general population. While the survival rate of colon cancer patients has been rising since the 1980s, the disease remains the second-leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S.
Nov 17, 2016 9:25:00 AM
Since 1985, the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) has sought to save lives through early breast cancer detection and the education patients, physicians, and organizations across the globe. Currently, they are conducting a campaign titled “End the Confusion,” aimed at clearing up the many misconceptions created by recent conflicting recommendations about breast cancer screening.
Nov 6, 2016 9:00:00 AM
November 8 is the International Day of Radiology (IDoR)! 2016 marks the fifth IDoR as well as the 121st anniversary of Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen’s discovery of the X-ray. To commemorate the event, more than 100 medical societies will host activities in 57 nations across the globe.
Oct 30, 2016 11:00:00 AM
Next week is National Radiologic Technology Week, an annual recognition of the important work of radiologic technologists (RTs). First celebrated the week of July 22, 1979, the celebration was later moved to November to coincide with Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen’s discovery of the X-ray on November 8, 1895. We would like to take this opportunity to express our deep appreciation for the talented and highly skilled radiologic technologists on the Iowa Radiology team, without whom our work would be impossible.
Topics: radiologic technologists
Oct 20, 2016 3:00:00 PM
Especially during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we want you to have all the information you need to protect your health with cancer prevention and early detection strategies. Here are our top four tips for minimizing your risk and catching potential breast cancers when they’re most treatable.