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17 May 2022

RANZCR Statement on Iodinated Contrast Media Shortage

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) is aware that there is an Australian and global shortage of iodinated contrast media (contrast). Omnipaque and Visipaque are manufactured by GE Healthcare, which is the primary supplier of contrast media in Australia. Due to the current outbreak of COVID-19 and subsequent lockdown in Shanghai affecting the GE Healthcare manufacturing plant, supply of contrast has been impacted.

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