Iowa Radiology Blog

Pregnant? Get the facts about safe imaging for you and your baby.

Feb 10, 2015 12:09:51 PM

Posted by Diane Campbell

Pregnancy is a wonderful time, but it can also be frightening -- it seems like there are a million and ten things that can harm your unborn child. At Iowa Radiology, we know how nervous you might be about undergoing a radiologic procedure while you’re pregnant. Our policies and procedures are designed to keep both you and your baby as safe as possible, with the lowest risk to both of you.

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Topics: cancer, health tips, Iowa Radiology

Is Radiology Safe for Kids? FAQ

Jan 29, 2015 4:50:00 PM

Posted by Diane Campbell

Doctors' offices can be scary places for kids (and for the adults who love them). At Iowa Radiology, we are committed to helping your child feel safe and comfortable, and helping you understand the benefits and risks of each procedure we perform.

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Topics: cancer, health tips, Iowa Radiology

What to Know About Your Insurance Coverage Before Your Procedure

Nov 25, 2014 3:00:00 PM

Posted by Diane Campbell

At Iowa Radiology, we strive to make sure you understand all aspects of the care we provide.  Insurance is an element of heath care that can be exceedingly complex and baffling to many of us. Understanding the following things about your coverage before scheduling your procedure can help you understand what costs to expect and how to keep them to a minimum.

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What HIPAA Means to You: Protecting Your Privacy

Nov 8, 2014 1:48:00 PM

Posted by Diane Campbell

With all the recent news about identity theft and privacy risks, it’s important to understand how the laws protect  you and help to safeguard your sensitive health information. At Iowa Radiology, we are committed to protecting your privacy while providing you with the best possible medical care, and we want to help you understand the laws that protect you.

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Top 5 Reasons to Choose Iowa Radiology

Oct 9, 2014 12:00:00 PM

Posted by Diane Campbell


Iowa Radiology strives to be the provider of choice in the Des Moines area for imaging services.  These are just a few of the reasons you should schedule your next radiologic procedure with us.

 

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Topics: virtual colonoscopy, Iowa Radiology, health tips

What Is a Fellowship-Trained Radiologist?

Jul 31, 2014 5:21:00 PM

Posted by Diane Campbell

At Iowa Radiology, many of our radiologists have fellowship training in specific regions of the body. This specialized focus is a valuable tool in helping health care providers assess patients’ conditions and determine the best course of action.  Fellowships begin after completion of residency training and continue for 1-2 years, depending on the program chosen.

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The Importance of Customer Service in Health Care

Jul 8, 2014 12:14:00 PM

Posted by Diane Campbell

Good customer service is important in every industry, but perhaps in none more than in health care.  Health care professionals provide us their services when we are in our most vulnerable states. How a nurse, doctor, receptionist, or tech interacts with us can have a profound impact on our care experience. Good customer service in the health care industry includes, without a doubt, quality medical care delivered by highly competent professionals.  Even exceptional training, experience, and technology, however, is not sufficient to make most patients feel cared for when their health is in question.

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Wise and Safe Diagnostic Imaging: Understanding Radiation Dose

May 31, 2014 10:59:00 AM

Posted by Diane Campbell

What is Radiation Dose?

We are exposed to various forms of radiation every day. Solar radiation (sunlight) and radon, which occurs in varying concentrations around the world, are the most common sources.  Radiation dose is typically measured in millisieverts (mSv). Other dose measurement units include rad, rem, roentgen, sievert, and gray. The average natural annual dose of radiation from the environment in the U.S. is about 3 mSv. The dose is higher in areas of high elevation and lower in areas closer to sea level.  A round trip coast-to-coast flight results in an additional .03 mSv because of increased exposure to cosmic rays.  Understanding how the radiation dose involved in a given procedure compares to radiation exposure from the natural environment can help to make sense of information you receive about dose.  Some modalities like ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) are helpful diagnostic tools which do not deliver any radiation.

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Topics: cancer, health tips, Iowa Radiology

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