Iowa Radiology Blog

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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What’s the difference between CT and MRI?

Jan 2, 2023 10:07:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are frequently used by medical professionals to visualize internal body structures. Both technologies are capable of producing detailed three-dimensional images, and...

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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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Iowa Radiology Attains NAPBC Accreditation

Jan 20, 2021 4:41:18 PM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Continuing a Tradition of Exceptional Service

Iowa Radiology has always been committed to providing exceptional service to our patients and our community. In keeping with that commitment, we are proud to announce our voluntary...

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MRI and Ultrasound for Breast Imaging

Jun 22, 2020 12:39:27 PM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Mammography is the most widely used and commonly recommended technology for breast imaging. The American College of Radiology and the Society for Breast Imaging recommend annual mammography screening for women at average risk of...

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What You Should Know about Breast Density and Cancer Screening

Jan 27, 2020 11:15:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Since 2017, Iowa law has required mammography providers to include information about breast density in mammography reports. You may have questions about what this information means for you, your health, and the effectiveness of...

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What Options Are Available for Breast Cancer Screening?

Jan 13, 2020 8:30:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Approximately one in eight women (12.5%) develops breast cancer in her lifetime. Because of the prevalence of breast cancer in women, doctors and medical associations recommend screening—looking for signs of disease when no...

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What Should I Know About Abbreviated Breast MRI?

Sep 23, 2019 8:15:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Abbreviated breast MRI is a new enhanced breast cancer screening option for women with dense breast tissue and less than a 20% lifetime risk of breast cancer.

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Modern Breast Cancer Screening

Jul 29, 2019 8:33:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Dating back to the 1970s, the use of mammography in breast cancer screening has proven to save lives. Breast cancer screening has evolved dramatically, however, since those early days of direct-exposure film and the need for high...

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