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: New Visitation Guidelines. Click here for what to expect at ChristianaCare during COVID-19.

ChristianaCare

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: New Visitation Guidelines. Click here for what to expect at ChristianaCare during COVID-19.

Our Volunteers

ChristianaCare Explorer Post 2613

The ChristianaCare Explorer Post 2613 is a co-ed program that is a part of the Learning for Life section of the Del-Mar-Va Council, Boy Scouts of America Exploring Program.

Annual membership is for high school and college age students, 14 through 20.  Exploring focuses on career exploration, leadership development, life skills, and school-to-work opportunities.

Currently monthly meetings are held virtually which gives the students the opportunity to network with healthcare professionals to learn about the trade firsthand.

Please consider attending a ChristianaCare Explorer Post 2613 meeting as a guest. Here are the dates of upcoming meetings:

Sunday, 3/14/21
Sunday, 4/11/21
Sunday, 5/16/21

If you would like to attend a meeting, you can contact the program by calling 302-733-6857 or send an email to CCHSExplorerPost2613@ChristianaCare.org

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