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Honoring Technologists on National Radiologic Technology Week

Nov 4, 2019 8:45:00 AM

Posted by Diane Campbell

Reasons to Celebrate

Each year during the week of November 8, we celebrate National Radiologic Technology week to highlight the vital role radiologic technologists (RTs) play in patient care and safety. The American Society of Radiologic Technologists chose November 8 to coincide with the anniversary of the discovery of X-rays by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen in 1895. Notably, the week also includes the birthday of Marie Curie. Among other important accomplishments, Curie developed portable X-ray machines to be used in the battlefield during World War I. She not only trained 150 women—the world’s first battlefield radiologic technologists—to operate the machines, but also joined them on the battlefield to help treat wounded soldiers.

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Topics: Iowa Radiology

Celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Feb 11, 2019 7:30:00 AM

Posted by Diane Campbell

In 2016, the United Nations General Assembly declared February 11 the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. In doing so, they promoted the understanding that the participation of women and girls is essential to meeting global goals for sustainable development and scientific achievement and also that barriers to their full participation persist around the globe. In fact, a study comprising 14 countries found that women are only about half as likely as men to earn bachelors’ or masters’ degrees in the sciences and one third as likely to earn science-related doctorates.

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Topics: Iowa Radiology, X-ray

Celebrate RTs During National Radiologic Technology Week!

Nov 1, 2017 4:24:00 PM

Posted by Diane Campbell

Each year, we recognize the contributions of radiologic technologists (RTs) to health care during National Radiologic Technology Week (NRTW). Although initially celebrated in July, it was later moved to coincide with Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen’s discovery of X-rays on November 8, 1895. This year, NRTW is celebrated November 5–11 with the theme, “Positioning to Save Lives.” November 8 is the International Day of Radiology, and its focus this year is on the vital role of radiology in the emergency room in supporting effective care and treatment.

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Celebrate the International Day of Radiology November 8!

Nov 6, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Posted by Diane Campbell

November 8 is the International Day of Radiology (IDoR)! 2016 marks the fifth IDoR as well as the 121st anniversary of Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen’s discovery of the X-ray. To commemorate the event, more than 100 medical societies will host activities in 57 nations across the globe.

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Topics: cancer, Iowa Radiology

November 6–12 Is National Radiologic Technology Week!

Oct 30, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Posted by Diane Campbell

Next week is National Radiologic Technology Week, an annual recognition of the important work of radiologic technologists (RTs). First celebrated the week of July 22, 1979, the celebration was later moved to November to coincide with Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen’s discovery of the X-ray on November 8, 1895. We would like to take this opportunity to express our deep appreciation for the talented and highly skilled radiologic technologists on the Iowa Radiology team, without whom our work would be impossible.

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Helping a Child Through Radiology Procedures

Jul 15, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Posted by Diane Campbell

 

Comfort is important for everyone, particularly during unusually stressful situations. When children have to endure medical procedures, however, providing comfort is vital. Medical procedures, including radiologic imaging, and the strange machines, loud noises, discomfort, and unfamiliar people and surroundings that can accompany them can create a great deal of stress for anyone—especially kids. Fortunately, there is a lot you can do as a caregiver to help your child through these often difficult situations.

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Topics: Iowa Radiology, health tips

If Uterine Fibroids Are Making You Miserable, UFE Could Help

Apr 19, 2016 4:00:00 PM

Posted by Diane Campbell

 

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How Should I Decide Where to Have My Mammogram?

Mar 29, 2016 11:36:00 AM

Posted by Diane Campbell

Annual mammography beginning at age 40 has been shown to be a highly effective way of reducing breast cancer mortality. If you’ve decided to schedule yearly breast cancer screenings, you’re taking an important step in protecting yourself from a disease that strikes 1 in 8 women. Where you choose to have your mammogram, however, is important. Make sure to select a facility that is capable of capturing the clearest possible images and interpreting them with a high degree of accuracy as well as providing you with a comfortable patient experience.

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Topics: Iowa Radiology, mammography

Meet our Team! Dr. Paul Keller

Oct 16, 2015 5:03:38 PM

Posted by Diane Campbell

Paul Keller was born in California to parents who were both college professors, one in physics and one in mathematics. The family, which includes his two brothers, moved to Northfield, Minnesota when Paul was 12. He remained in Minnesota to earn his bachelor’s degree at St. Olaf College. Intrigued by science and technology, he went on to study biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. During his graduate program, Paul Keller worked in a medical research lab, where he discovered that he was better suited to medicine than research. 

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Topics: Iowa Radiology

Meet our team! Dr. Bill Heggen

Aug 26, 2015 12:38:00 PM

Posted by Diane Campbell

Dr. Heggen specializes in diagnostic radiology, breast imaging and biopsy at Iowa Radiology. He’s a native Iowan, born in Des Moines and raised in Northeast and Central Iowa along with his identical twin – who is also a radiologist. (If he doesn’t say “hi” when you see him out and about, you might be talking to his double!)

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