Iowa Radiology Blog

A Brief History of X-Rays

May 6, 2024 7:12:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

A Groundbreaking Discovery

On November 8, 1895, physicist Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen was experimenting with cathode rays—streams of electrons that were first observed in 1859 by two other German physicists, Julius Plücker and Johann...

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How Hysterosalpingography Work & What to Expect

Mar 12, 2024 7:15:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

If you’ve struggled to become pregnant or carry a pregnancy to term, your doctor may order a hysterosalpingogram (HSG) to investigate the cause. This imaging test allows a radiologist to visualize the uterus and fallopian tubes...

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The Role of X-rays in Cancer Screening & Early Detection

Feb 12, 2024 7:15:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Cancer screening helps save lives by finding developing cancers early, before they begin to cause symptoms. Generally speaking, the earlier a cancer is detected, the more successfully it can be treated. With early-stage cancers,...

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What Can a Chest X-Ray Tell Me?

Mar 3, 2023 1:49:00 PM Posted by Iowa Radiology

A chest X-ray can provide valuable information about the condition of your heart, lungs, and surrounding structures. Doctors often order them to investigate respiratory or cardiac symptoms or to check for damage after a chest...

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Hitting a Plateau with Weight Loss? It Might Be Time to Look at Caloric Balance

Jul 20, 2020 10:30:57 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Are you struggling to lose those final few pounds? Losing weight certainly has its frustrating moments, and the last few pounds to reach your goal can be stubborn. But there is a lot that goes into losing weight and you're not...

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Celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Feb 11, 2019 7:30:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

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...

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