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Mercy Postpones Non-Urgent Imaging Services

Mercy is postponing all non-urgent imaging services in anticipation of a possible influx of COVID-19 patients, according to hospital officials.

Starting today these services will be postponed:

  • Screening Mammography
  • CT Lung Cancer Screening
  • Non-urgent CT
  • Non-urgent MRI
  • Ultrasound
  • Plain film X-ray Exams
  • All other non-emergent or elective Radiologic and Imaging Guidance Exams or Procedures

Officials say the decision was not taken lightly.  But, according to Mercy, it was necessary to safeguard patients and co-workers from exposure while also helping hospitals preserve personal protective equipment.

Mercy will begin contacting patients as their cases become eligible for postponement.

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Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.