Iowa Radiology Blog

When and How Often Should You Be Screened for Breast Cancer?

Dec 19, 2022 9:15:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

When should mammography begin?

In recent years, differing guidelines for mammography screening offered by various groups of medical professionals have sparked confusion among patients. With a range of professional opinions, it...

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How Do I Know If I’m Infertile?

Dec 7, 2022 10:40:25 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Fertility Changes Over Time

If you’ve been trying to get pregnant, you may be surprised at how long it can take. While women tend to be most fertile in their 20s, many in the U.S. have been waiting longer to start their families....

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Life After Menopause: Coping with The Effects of Low Estrogen

Nov 5, 2022 10:15:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Menopause and the years of shifting hormone levels that lead up to it (called perimenopause) cause changes in the body that affect both mental and physical health. Decreasing levels of estrogen and progesterone influence not just...

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Should I Be Shielded During Radiologic Imaging?

Oct 11, 2022 9:12:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

If you’ve had X-ray imaging done in the past, you may remember having a lead shield laid over part of your body to prevent radiation from reaching areas that are not being imaged. In the 1950s, radiologists began shielding...

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Painful Periods May Be a Sign of a Bigger Problem

Aug 17, 2022 12:45:00 PM Posted by Iowa Radiology

If you’ve been suffering with painful periods, you might think your pain is a natural part of menstruation. While menstrual cramps are normal, excessive pain during menstruation can be a sign that something more is going on....

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Prostate Cancer and PSA Follow-Up

Aug 3, 2022 1:21:00 PM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Who is at risk for prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer is very common. It affects approximately 13% and causes early death in 2% to 3% of men in the U.S. The risk of developing prostate cancer increases with age, with 60% of cases...

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Spinal Compression Fractures - Causes and Treatments

Jun 6, 2022 10:54:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Spinal compression fractures affect nearly one million people in the U.S. each year. They are most common in older people, especially women who are past menopause. Experts estimate that a quarter of women over fifty and nearly...

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What Should Cancer Patients Know About Cryoablation?

Apr 25, 2022 3:04:00 PM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Physicians have long recognized the value of cold for reducing inflammation and relieving pain. Over time, they found that it is also an effective way to destroy specific tissues in a targeted way, a process called cryosurgery or...

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Lung Screening Guideline Changes in 2022

Apr 1, 2022 11:00:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Expanded Medicare Coverage

In February of this year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it was expanding coverage for an early lung cancer detection procedure known as low-dose CT lung screening...

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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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