May 12, 2022 Update
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.
Computed Tomography (CT) uses x-rays to generate cross-sectional images. Any part of the human body can be imaged with CT. Current CT scanners can obtain single images of the body in one second or less by being “swept” around the patient. Although the technology is much more sophisticated than plain film radiography, the basic principal is similar – dense structures in the body allow fewer x-rays to reach the detectors.