Monday, May 20, 2013
JUST SO YOU KNOW ....SHORTAGE IS THE NEW VAGUE!
SUBJECT: Shortage of Xenon Gas (Xe133)
THE Hospital has been informed by our radiopharmaceutical supplier that there is a national shortage of Xenon Gas (Xe133), the gas used for nuclear medicine VQ Scans. We will be unable to perform the nuclear medicine VQ scans until further Xenon Gas is supplied, hopefully in the next few weeks. In the meantime, please consult our Radiology Department for studies that can be performed in lieu of the nuclear medicine VQ scan.
Thanks for your attention to this matter.