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.

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

Donors & Supporters

Host Your Own Event

Feeling Creative? Host Your Own Special Event to Support ChristianaCare

Do you have a unique fundraising idea that your friends and family would enjoy?

If you want to take that extra step to customize an event—whether it’s a 5K run, an afternoon tea, a beef and beer, or something completely different—we can help you get started and show you ways to make it a success!

Getting Started

Any individual or organization wishing to conduct a fundraising event or promotion involving the use of the name ChristianaCare must receive written approval from the Office of Development in advance. The approval process can take up to four weeks.

Our experienced staff will be happy to meet with you to help you conceptualize your event, as well as assist in designating a specific area of interest that is meaningful to you.

It will then be up to you (and whatever friends are helping you) to get to work!

  • Social media makes it faster and easier than ever before to develop your mailing lists and spread the news of your event.
  • You will obtain necessary permits, license, and insurance coverage (Note: we will provide a letter of authorization to validate the event authenticity for insurance purposes. We will not provide reimbursement).
  • You will staff your event and solicit celebrity attendance or vendor support/sponsorship for your fundraising activities.
  • We can approve use of the Christiana care logo, provide ChristianaCare letterhead and publicize the event within ChristianaCare.

What are the guidelines for planning my event?

As a not for profit, ChristianaCare follows certain federal guidelines and IRS regulations for charitable giving and acknowledgements. Events must complement the mission, image and core values of ChristianaCare and be approved in writing.

For specifics on the guidelines for fundraising events, click here.

Who do I contact?

To begin planning your special event, call the Chrisiana Care Health System Office of Development at 302-327-3305, or email developmentoffice@christianacare.org.

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