What Is Paget's Disease of the Nipple?

Dec 8, 2016 3:45:00 PM

Posted by Diane Campbell

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.

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Topics: breast cancer

Do I Really Need a Colonoscopy?

Nov 27, 2016 9:20:00 AM

Posted by Diane Campbell

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.[1]

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Topics: colorectal cancer, virtual colonoscopy

SBI Aims to End the Confusion About Mammography Screening

Nov 17, 2016 9:25:00 AM

Posted by Diane Campbell

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.

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Topics: mammography

Celebrate the International Day of Radiology November 8!

Nov 6, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Posted by Diane Campbell

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.

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Topics: mammography, women's imaging, breast imaging, cancer control

November 6–12 Is National Radiologic Technology Week!

Oct 30, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Posted by Diane Campbell

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.

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Topics: radiologic technologists

4 Tips for Better Breast Health

Oct 20, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Posted by Diane Campbell

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.

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Topics: cancer screening, breast cancer

Choosing a Breast Imaging Specialist

Oct 9, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Posted by Diane Campbell

Where you choose to have your mammogram matters. According to a Department of Radiology study at the University of California Medical Center, breast imaging specialists detect more cancers at earlier stages and recommend more biopsies while maintaining lower recall rates than general radiologists.[1] But, how do you find and choose a breast specialist?

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Top 10 Reasons to Get an Annual Mammogram

Sep 29, 2016 3:30:00 PM

Posted by Diane Campbell

The controversy that has surrounded mammography screening in the past few years has many women questioning whether they should keep coming in for their annual mammograms (or, for those just turning 40, whether to start). Here is our list of the top 10 reasons you should get an annual mammogram.

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Topics: mammography

More Matters! Fruits and Veggies Help Your Body Fight Cancer

Sep 18, 2016 4:00:00 PM

Posted by Diane Campbell

While not all cancers are preventable, we have considerable power to protect ourselves from a wide range of illnesses, including cancers, by making healthy choices every day. Because September is Fruits and Veggies: More Matters Month, we’ll take a look at how filling your diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables can support your immune system and reduce your cancer risk.

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Topics: cancer risk

What Should I Know About Ovarian Cancer?

Sep 8, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Posted by Diane Campbell

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Each year in the U.S., more than 22,000 women are diagnosed and more than 14,000 women die of ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is particularly deadly because it can be very difficult to detect in early stages. 92% of patients who are diagnosed and treated before the cancer is able to spread outside the ovaries survive at least five years after diagnosis, but only about 15% of cancers are found at this stage. For patients whose cancer has spread to surrounding tissues or nearby lymph nodes before it's found, then the 5-year survival rate is 73%. The further the cancer can spread before it’s found, the more difficult successful treatment becomes.[1]

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Topics: cancer screening, surviving cancer

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Iowa Radiology was founded in 2001 by a group of well-known central Iowa diagnostic professionals who wished to emphasize the personal side of diagnostic care as much as the technical side.

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