Short-, Mid-, and Long-term Strategies to Manage the Shortage of Iohexol

Academic Article


  • The recent iohexol shortage has precipitated disruptions in a pharmaceutical supply chain critical to radiologic imaging and has impacted global availability of iodinated contrast media (ICM). The shortage has created a national crisis in radiology departments, curtailing their ability to provide health care to patients who need contrast-enhanced examinations. Radiology departments are familiar with crisis management after more than 2 years of clinical and operational disruptions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The iohexol and subsequent ICM shortage has short-term (weeks), midterm (months), and long-term (years) implications. The purpose of this report is to provide strategies for dealing with the shortage in the near term and to discuss long-term issues and potential solutions to supply chain problems impacting radiology departments.
  • Authors

    Published In

  • Radiology  Journal
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    Author List

  • Grist TM; Canon CL; Fishman EK; Kohi MP; Mossa-Basha M
  • Start Page

  • 289
  • End Page

  • 293
  • Volume

  • 304
  • Issue

  • 2