Shortage of Contrast for Imaging Services

Because of a global shortage of iodinated contrast material (Omnipaque) caused by temporary overseas manufacturing disruptions, ChristianaCare is taking steps to preserve supply so that it remains available for the most time-sensitive and urgent patient needs. (Learn more in our frequently asked questions.)

Omnipaque contrast is the most widely used contrast material for CT scans and radiographic examinations at ChristianaCare facilities. It is also used for cardiac imaging and interventions, and in the GI lab, Surgicenter and other settings.

The shortage is expected to last several weeks, and likely into the summer months.

Hospitals and health care organizations worldwide are managing the effects of the shortage and the impact to patient care.

ChristianaCare is making every effort to meet the needs of patients who need this product in their procedures. We are working individually with physicians to prioritize those patients with the most urgent needs.

Wherever possible, we are using alternative contrast material and limiting its use to ensure adequate supplies for time sensitive and emergent exams. It is possible that some elective procedures that use this product will need to be delayed.

ChristianaCare will continue to look for options to minimize disruptions created by the shortage, as we serve our community as expert, caring partners in health.

Learn more in our frequently asked questions (FAQs).

COVID-19: Click here for what to expect at ChristianaCare during COVID-19

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Shortage of Contrast for Imaging Services

Because of a global shortage of iodinated contrast material (Omnipaque) caused by temporary overseas manufacturing disruptions, ChristianaCare is taking steps to preserve supply so that it remains available for the most time-sensitive and urgent patient needs. (Learn more in our frequently asked questions.)

Omnipaque contrast is the most widely used contrast material for CT scans and radiographic examinations at ChristianaCare facilities. It is also used for cardiac imaging and interventions, and in the GI lab, Surgicenter and other settings.

The shortage is expected to last several weeks, and likely into the summer months.

Hospitals and health care organizations worldwide are managing the effects of the shortage and the impact to patient care.

ChristianaCare is making every effort to meet the needs of patients who need this product in their procedures. We are working individually with physicians to prioritize those patients with the most urgent needs.

Wherever possible, we are using alternative contrast material and limiting its use to ensure adequate supplies for time sensitive and emergent exams. It is possible that some elective procedures that use this product will need to be delayed.

ChristianaCare will continue to look for options to minimize disruptions created by the shortage, as we serve our community as expert, caring partners in health.

Learn more in our frequently asked questions (FAQs).

COVID-19: Click here for what to expect at ChristianaCare during COVID-19

Our Volunteers

Become a ChristianaCare Volunteer

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Partner with us to support neighbors on their health care journey. If you have a passion for providing superior customer service, are friendly and outgoing, we have opportunities for you! You will provide a warm welcome; assist with comfort measures and escort patients and guests to their destinations throughout the hospital.

Opportunities are available Monday – Friday, between 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Interview and training required.

To safeguard from coronavirus COVID-19, ChristianaCare is postponing recruitment of volunteers until further notice. Please continue to monitor this website for future updates.

There are many ways and places to volunteer at ChristianaCare. Learn more about our volunteer opportunities by looking at our volunteer directory When you meet with a volunteer coordinator, you might discuss these options to see if they are the right fit for you.

For additional information about our programs and to apply, please select the appropriate program from the links on the left.

ChristianaCare Volunteer Services
Wilmington Hospital
501 W. 14th St.
Wilmington, DE 19801 directions
302-733-1284, option #5
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4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19718 directions
302-733-1284