Light On Supply: Helium Shortage Deflates Area Business

Posted on May 1st, 2012 by

A national helium shortage has become a rising concern for some Coulee Region retailers. But the shortage is doing more than deflating parties. Manufacturers use the gas as a cooling source. Liquid helium chills superconducting magnets like those used in MRI scanners at hospitals…Gundersen Lutheran Health System hasn’t been affected by the shortage yet because of pre-existing service contracts for its MRI machines, Gundersen spokesman Chris Stauffer said. Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse didn’t respond to requests for comment.

 

LaCrosse Tribune by Patrick Anderson

Tags: Chris Stauffer, Coulee Region retailers, Gundersen Lutheran Health System, helium shortage, Industry News & Competitive Intelligence, LaCrosse Tribune, Mayo Clinic Health System, Technology

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