Iowa Radiology Blog

6 Tips for Calming Your Nerves During Colonoscopy

Mar 9, 2022 3:33:00 PM Posted by Iowa Radiology

If you’re feeling anxious about an upcoming colonoscopy, you’re far from alone. Studies indicate that up to 1 in 5 people undergoing colonoscopy report severe anxiety, often because they anticipate pain and discomfort. Not only...

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What Does Joint Pain Mean for My Health?

Dec 15, 2021 2:33:00 PM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Many different types of illness and injury can cause joint pain. The underlying condition that causes it can be mild or severe, acute or chronic. If joint pain is mild, isn’t accompanied by other symptoms, and persists for less...

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Diagnosing Gastrointestinal Disorders

Dec 2, 2021 10:40:51 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Doctors have several types of tests at their disposal to diagnose gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. These include lab tests, MRI, CT, ultrasound, X-ray, colonoscopy, and more. Often, doctors order a type of moving X-ray called...

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Most Common Signs & Symptoms of Gastrointestinal Disorders

Nov 16, 2021 11:06:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Gastrointestinal problems are extremely common.

Gastrointestinal disorders affect millions of Americans each year. People can experience a wide range of digestive issues, such as irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel...

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Where Do Penguins Go to Get MRIs?

Nov 3, 2021 3:32:50 PM Posted by Iowa Radiology

The staff at Blank Park Zoohave been treating "Chiquita," a two-year old female Magellanic penguin for a chronic limp. When examinations and treatments failed to resolve her limp they determined that more advanced imaging like...

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Alternatives to Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy

Oct 12, 2021 11:09:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Following a mastectomy to remove breast cancer, some women undergo reconstructive surgery, and some do not. The decision is very personal, and the right choice for each woman is the one that best supports her physical and mental...

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5 Things to Know About Breast Reconstruction After Cancer

Sep 15, 2021 11:19:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

If you have had or are planning to have a mastectomy following a breast cancer diagnosis, you may decide to have reconstructive surgery to restore the shape of your breasts. To make the best choices for your body, mind, and...

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Benefits of Wide-Bore MRI

Aug 24, 2021 10:17:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

What is MRI?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a technology that uses a powerful magnet to produce a strong magnetic field around the body. This magnetic field causes protons in the body to align with it. Then, radio waves are...

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Why Should I Know My Family Medical History?

Aug 2, 2021 10:27:33 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

When you visit a new health care provider, your new patient paperwork often includes questions about not just your medical history but also that of your close family members. Maybe you have sped past this section, filling in...

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Why Do I Get Aches & Pains When I'm Active?

Jul 9, 2021 12:07:49 PM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Benefits of Physical Activity

Regular physical activity is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. Staying active can bring a host of physical and psychological benefits, including

  • Stress reduction
  • Improved energy,...
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