Iowa Radiology Blog

Scanxiety Is Real, but You Can Take Steps to Reduce It.

Nov 9, 2017 8:23:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

You may have heard the term “scanxiety” used to refer to the often intense feeling of anxiety and fear that can surround imaging exams, particularly for patients who have or have had cancer. While scan-related anxiety has not...

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My Doctor Ordered a CT Scan. What Should I Know?

Jun 16, 2016 12:00:00 PM Posted by Iowa Radiology

If your doctor has ordered a CT scan, you may have lots of questions: Why do I need a CT scan? Why not use another type of imaging? Are there risks involved? Below are answers to some commonly asked questions about CT imaging....

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CT Scans: Weighing the Risks and Benefits

Oct 31, 2014 4:00:00 PM Posted by Iowa Radiology

A CT scan can be an important diagnostic tool, but like most medical procedures, it carries a degree of risk. It’s important to understand how the procedure works and consider the risks and benefits before deciding with your...

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MRI vs. CT (CAT) Scan: Which is Best for My Brain Imaging Needs?

Oct 25, 2014 10:04:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Determining whether an MRI or CT (or CAT) scan is more appropriate for your imaging needs may seem challenging, but there are several factors that can make the decision easier. Some of these considerations include whether the...

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