Lifespan affiliates, along with hospitals across the country, are experiencing a shortage of dye used in CT scans and some other diagnostic imaging and procedures. To best manage its supply of this contrast media, Lifespan has temporarily instituted conservation measures, including a pause in scheduling some scans and imaging procedures that require contrast.

This move is intended to conserve the contrast media for the areas of greatest need, including the Emergency Department as well as necessary procedures/surgeries. Scheduling of any delayed outpatient CT scans or other imaging or diagnostic procedures that require contrast will resume as supplies of the dye are restored.