Iodinated contrast media shortage: Insights and guidance from two major public hospitals

Shalini A. Amukotuwa, Roland Bammer, Dana M. Jackson, Thomas Sutherland

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Global shortage of iodinated contrast medium (ICM) is the latest health care ripple-effect from the COVID-19 pandemic. Some public hospitals in Australia have less than a week's supply. Strategies are, therefore, urgently needed to conserve ICM for those diagnostic tests and interventions, which are time-critical, and without which patients would suffer death or significant morbidity. A plan is also required to continue providing best possible care to patients in the worst-case scenario of exhausted ICM supplies. This document, by representatives from two major public hospitals, will provide some guidance that is tailored to the Australian context.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)946-956
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2022


  • contrast dose reduction
  • contrast-enhanced CT
  • iodinated contrast media

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