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

Junior Board of ChristianaCare

In 1888, women in the local community raised $10,000 to build and equip Wilmington’s first hospital. Thus began the tradition of the Junior Board, the vibrant, independent organization that provides financial and volunteer support to advance the mission of ChristianaCare.

The Junior Board of ChristianaCare is a not-for-profit corporation with its own board and volunteer membership. Guided by a commitment to community service and support of the health system, its members give of their time and talents, raising money by reaching out into the community and by operating the gift shops in both hospitals. They also hold the annual JB Cause Fundraiser, which provides support for a variety of services and programs within ChristianaCare. And they support ChristianaCare initiatives  that drive outcomes-focused, patient-centered care for our region.

Celebrating the Junior Board’s 130th Anniversary!

Junior Board members log thousands of hours by volunteering at both hospital campuses and participating in fundraising activities. They can be seen in their distinctive pink jackets at the Information Desk, Surgical Waiting Lounge, and Maternity Department at Christiana Hospital. They also serve at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center. At the Wilmington Hospital, Junior Board volunteers work as Greeters at the entrance to the hospital as well as in the Emergency Department and the Surgical Waiting Room. Volunteers also staff the hospital gift shops. To provide cheer and comfort to patients and their families, the Junior Board provides floral arrangements in the hospital chapels and delivers poinsettias on Christmas Eve to hospitalized patients.

Does the call to serve speak to you?

ChristianaCare’s ability to reach out to so many people in the extended community is, in great part, thanks to the Junior Board members not only committed to, but driven by the quest to raise money, serve this health system and help us care for our neighbors. Please, consider joining or supporting us. Together, we can do so much more for the health of our community.