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.

Hospitals & Facilities

ChristianaCare comprises three hospitals — with more than 1,200 beds — as well as a variety of outpatient and other services in facilities and locations throughout northern Delaware and the surrounding area. Our primary campuses are in Wilmington, DE, Newark, DE, and Elkton, MD. We are the only Level I trauma center and the only high risk delivering hospital in Delaware offering Level III neonatal intensive care. In addition to these facilities, ChristianaCare services are available at numerous satellite locations. To find these locations, check the individual service page in the Our Services section. Looking for a Primary Care Provider? Find one here

Our major facilities include:

Christiana Hospital

302-733-1000 4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19718 directions

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Union Hospital

410-398-4000 106 Bow Street, Elkton, MD 21921 directions

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Wilmington Hospital

302-733-1000 501 W. 14th St., Wilmington, DE 19801 directions

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Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute

302-623-4500 4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 directions

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Concord Health Center

855-250-9594 161 Wilmington-West Chester Pike, Chadds Ford, PA 19317 directions

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HealthCare Center at Christiana

302-623-0100 200 Hygeia Drive, Newark, DE 19713 directions

Middletown Free-standing Emergency Department

621 Middletown Odessa Rd., Middletown, DE 19709 directions

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Smyrna Health & Wellness Center

302-659-4444 100 S. Main St., Smyrna, DE 19977 directions

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Christiana SurgiCenter

302-733-6900 4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19718 directions

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Middletown CareCenter

124 Sleepy Hollow Drive, Middletown, DE 19709 directions