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

Getting Involved

There are many ways for you to become a part of the ChristianaCare community.

Affinity Groups

The Young Friends of ChristianaCare is a group of high school students focused on leadership, philanthropy and health care to help fund programs that enhance the patient care experience. For more information about supporting its mission, call 302-357-3350. Read about how the Young Friends came together in their mission to support ChristianaCare.

The Junior Board of ChristianaCare is a not-for-profit corporation comprised of dedicated volunteers committed to community service and support of the health system. Its members give their time and talents, raising money through community outreach and by operating the gift shops in both hospitals. Their capstone event is the annual Medicine Ball fundraiser, which provides support for a variety of services and programs within ChristianaCare.

Founded in 2002, the Friends of the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center is a volunteer organization working in cooperation with the clinical staff of the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center to help fund programs that enhance the patient care experience, support cancer research, and provide public education on prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer. For more information on Friends of the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, call 302-327-3305.

Special Events at ChristianaCare

ChristianaCare relies on financial support from both community members and corporate partners to provide an array of exceptional healthcare and ancillary services to the people of Delaware. Similarly, our fundraising events are designed to appeal to a wide range of interests and audiences.

Partnerships & Pairings
A President’s Reception featuring chef & sommelier selected food and wine pairings is held each May for distinguished philanthropic donors. The event is hosted by our President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Janice E. Nevin, M.D., MPH, to honor our donors for their partnership and generosity. Throughout the evening, donors will meet our leadership team and hear firsthand how their generosity has impacted the communities we serve. For more information, please call 302-327-3364 or e-mail Elizabeth.dougherty@christianacare.org.

ChristianaCare Golf
Whether you are a scratch golfer, or just enjoy playing, this exciting day of golf in May is held on the magnificent natural surroundings of the DuPont Country Club. The day includes 18 holes on DuPont or Nemours, lunch, dinner, gifts and prizes. Sponsorship opportunities are available upon request. Proceeds support The Fund for ChristianaCare.

Junior Board’s Medicine Ball
This unique shopping experience attracts more than 300 attendees by showcasing 30 vendors, while offering guests tastings, music and raffles. Look for more information about the 2020 event on Facebook. Support of this event will positively impact the lives of your neighbors in the city of Wilmington and surrounding areas.

Celebration of Hope/Evening of Hope
This signature yearly event raises funds in support of the programs at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute that enhance the patient care experience, support cancer research, and provide public education on prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer.

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