Iowa Radiology Blog

The Role of X-rays in Cancer Screening & Early Detection

Feb 12, 2024 7:15:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Cancer screening helps save lives by finding developing cancers early, before they begin to cause symptoms. Generally speaking, the earlier a cancer is detected, the more successfully it can be treated. With early-stage cancers,...

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Demystifying Body Composition: What It Is and Why It Matters

Jan 9, 2024 7:15:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Healthcare providers often look at patients’ body mass index (BMI) as an indicator of health and potential risks. We’re told that “normal” BMI is between 18.5 and 25, and anything outside this range is classified as underweight,...

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Visualizing Female Reproductive Anatomy: How an HSG Works

Dec 11, 2023 8:15:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

What is an HSG?

A hysterosalpingogram (HSG) is a real-time X-ray test that examines the uterus and fallopian tubes. It relies on fluoroscopy, which allows doctors to visualize the flow of contrast dye as it occurs to identify...

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Breast Cancer Survivorship: Life Beyond Treatment

Nov 8, 2023 8:15:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

At the beginning of 2022, there were more than four million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. Breast cancer is an incredibly common illness, affecting approximately one in eight women (12.5%). Fortunately, great strides have...

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Hereditary Breast Cancer: BRCA Mutations & Beyond

Oct 9, 2023 7:15:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

While there are several steps we can take to reduce cancer risk, some risk factors, like breast density and genetic makeup, are beyond our control. Although around one third of breast cancer cases are thought to arise from...

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Unveiling the Impact of Low Estrogen Levels

Sep 6, 2023 9:29:16 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

The Role of Estrogen in the Body

Estrogen is the main female sex hormone. However, both male and female bodies produce estrogen as well as testosterone and progesterone, and everyone needs a healthy balance of these hormones to...

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A Journey through GI Disease: Functional Disorders

Aug 1, 2023 2:30:00 PM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Gastrointestinal (GI) disease encompasses many different types of disorders and can affect any part of the digestive tract, which includes the entire system from the mouth to the anus. Some GI disorders are minor and transitory,...

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A Journey through GI Disease: Structural Disorders

Jul 27, 2023 1:21:00 PM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Gastrointestinal (GI) disease includes several different disorders and can affect any part of the digestive tract. Some are minor and resolve quickly, while others can be serious or chronic. In this two-part series, we’re...

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Low-Dose CT Screening for Early Lung Cancer Detection

Jul 10, 2023 12:45:00 PM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Lung cancer is the single deadliest form of cancer worldwide and accounts for approximately 20% of cancer deaths in the U.S. Lung cancer deaths climbed steadily from 1930 through 1990, when 91.1 out of every 100,000 men died of...

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The Role of Sedatives in Brain MRI Exams

Jun 22, 2023 12:45:00 PM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Brain MRI can be an invaluable tool for the diagnosis and monitoring of a variety of conditions. However, some patients find it extremely difficult to successfully complete the procedure. That’s because MRI can involve extended...

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