Iowa Radiology Blog

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 injury. Chest X-rays are also useful for monitoring progress after surgery to the chest and ensuring proper placement of medical devices like pacemakers and defibrillators. Below are some of the features radiologists examine in chest X-rays and the conditions they may shed light on. Depending on the results, a chest X-ray may be followed up with additional imaging such as MRI, ultrasound, or CT.

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Topics: X-ray

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 alone if you've hit a slowing or stopping point. 

Let's look closer at what's going on.

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Topics: X-ray, Body Composition Analysis

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

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