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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make a gift online?

Follow this link – giving.christianacare.org

To mail your gift – download, print and complete the form below and mail to –

ChristianaCare
Office of Philanthropy
4000 Nexus Drive
Suite W3-300
Wilmington, DE 19803
302-327-3305

Click here – Mail-In-Donation-Form to download, print and fill out a giving form to make a gift by check or credit card.


To whom should I make out my check?

Checks should be made out to Christiana Care Health System. Please note on the memo line the specific program you would like to support (example: Unrestricted, Primary Care, etc.)


Will I receive a tax receipt when I donate?

Yes, all donors receive an acknowledgment receipt/letter.


I am an employee and wish to donate or I already donate through United Way. How can I be sure I am recognized for my contribution?

Please contact – Elizabeth.Dougherty@christianacare.org


How can I make a gift of stock to Christiana Care Health System?

Please note our stock donation procedures have recently changed. If you are interested in making a stock gift to ChristianaCare, please contact Doreen Dixon, Philanthropy Services Coordinator, at  Doreen.Dixon@ChristianaCare.org or call (302) 327-3309.


I am a grateful patient/family member and would like to honor a Christiana Care Employee. How would I do that?

Click here – christianacare.org/donors/gratefulpatient

To support our current campaign, click here – christianacare.org/securing-tomorrow

To make a gift to greatest need click here: giving.christianacare.org

To support a department or clinical service line click here –giving.christianacare.org

  1. Acute Medicine
  2. Behavioral Health
  3. Cancer
  4. Heart & Vascular
  5. Musculoskeletal Health
  6. Neurosciences
  7. Primary Care & Community Medicine
  8. Surgical Services
  9. Women & Children – (NICU)

To support an area of Cancer Care or Research please contact Laura Mackler – Laura.C.Mackler@christianacare.org

To support education and scholarships please call 302-327-3305 and you will be directed to a Development officer – 

  1. Nursing
  2. Woody Rice – Resident
  3. First State School
  4. Pediatric Center – Wilmington Hospital

To support community-based programming please call 302-327-3305 and you will be directed to a Development officer – 

  1. OMF & Hospital Dentistry Clinic
  2. Trauma
  3. Christiana Care Home Health
  4. Evergreen Center
  5. Loving Arms
  6. Memory Care

Any additional inquiries, please contact us at: DevelopmentOffice@ChristianaCare.org