Iowa Radiology Blog

After You Know Your BMI, There Is Still More to the Story

Jun 2, 2020 11:30:00 AM

Posted by Iowa Radiology

Why calculate BMI?

BMI is a widely used measure because it’s easy, convenient, and non-invasive. Anyone can quickly calculate their BMI at home with no information other than their current height and weight. You can calculate it yourself using a formula, or you can use any number of free online BMI calculators. While this can give most people a general idea of whether they are carrying extra weight, it falls short in some important ways. 

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Topics: health tips, DEXA, featured

Should I Worry About Needing Follow Up After My Mammogram?

May 24, 2018 8:45:00 AM

Posted by Diane Campbell

No!

Worry is understandable. You were probably expecting the standard letter in the mail saying your mammogram was normal, but instead, you got a call from your doctor. Take a deep breath, and understand that the vast majority of mammography follow up does not result in a cancer diagnosis. In fact, more than one in ten women may be called back after a screening mammogram,[1] but fewer than one in ten of those women are found to actually have cancer.[2]

what does mammogram follow up involve infographic

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Topics: mammography, featured

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