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U.S. Hospitals RUNNING OUT of CT-Scan Contrast Dye

A reader provided the following email he received from his hospital, concerning them running-out of Contrast Dye used for medical CT Scans.  This shortage of Dye is now global in scope due to the COVID lockdown of Shanghai, China.

Here is the e-mail:

Many people rely on Cat scans. Guess what? The US President and these fricking liberal politicians are letting us die on the vine. Need proof you say? Trinity here you go- real doom for a change


I just received this by email below from my doctors. Fricken Biden better do something or many of our family members and us could die. The contrast media is used in every part of the body- from the brain and heart to the feet. Its time to stop these ashole politicians from talking about social fricking issues and concentrating on keeping our families alive.

Dear Patient,
Due to unprecedented COVID-related supply chain disruptions in
China, all hospitals in the United States are experiencing a shortage of contrast media (sometimes referred to as X-ray dye) used to perform CAT or CT scans. This may affect ERCP procedures as well. As at all U.S. hospitals, LVHN and other imaging providers’ ability to perform these scans in all but the most critical cases will be limited until these supply chain issues are corrected. This shortage has been caused by the Chinese government’s COVID lockdown of Shanghai, where most of the world’s supply of contrast media is manufactured and then subsequently distributed by GE Healthcare and Bracco. This disruption is expected to last until at least the end of June.

LVHN is exploring various strategies to conserve contrast media, including using other imaging technologies and materials and postponing non-emergency scans. As always, we are 100% committed to providing the best possible care to our patients. If you have any questions or concerns about a scheduled test at LVHN, please contact the scheduling department at LVHN at 610-402-8378.


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