Prepping for the helium shortage

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As Congress went to recess last week, one item of business left unfinished was an extension of the Federal Helium Reserve  program, a reservoir of the gas that accounts for 40 percent of the U.S. consumption, according to the Washington Post.

A helium shortage would have a ripple effect throughout medical imaging as most MRI scanners still rely on liquid helium for cooling.

For more on what’s being done to avert the shortage, click the link below.