Like most healthcare providers across the country, Ochsner Health is experiencing a critical shortage of iodinated contrast media products (X-ray dyes) which are needed to conduct CT scans or CAT scans.
This global shortage is the result of COVID-19 lockdowns in China, where most of the world’s supply of the dye is manufactured. We expect this disruption in supply chain to last until at least the end of June.
Please note, patients in the emergency department are treated in order of severity. Wait times may change upon the arrival of a more critically ill patient.
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