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 Contributions

The Junior Board of ChristianaCare Inc. has consistently been a source of funding, generously donating millions of dollars to help ChristianaCare provide the best possible care to its patients. Over the course of its history, the Junior Board has donated more than $13 million. Here are some of the major initiatives funded by the Junior Board:

Nursing and allied-health scholarships $2.8 million
Wilmington Hospital transformation $1.0 million
Cancer Resource Library $700,000
Cardiac catheterization laboratory equipment $550,000
Waiting rooms $537,000
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Unit $537,000
Neonatal Intensive-Care Unit (NICU) $400,000
Employee fitness centers $370,000
Robert J. Laskowski, M.D. Lectureship $300,000
Human patient simulators for medical education $240,000
Balance and Mobility Center $235,000
Video-conferencing equipment $225,000
R2 checkers for mammograms $215,000
Fire truck and pink courtesy shuttles $176,000
Patient-tracking system for perioperative services $100,000
IMRT software for Department of Radiology $37,500
Premature infants retina screening device $59,500