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.

ChristianaCare

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.

Patient & Visitor Guide

Christiana Hospital

A 906-bed, 1.3-million-square-foot, modern facility in Newark, Delaware, Christiana Hospital provides a level of care only available in large-scale teaching hospitals. Christiana Hospital includes Delaware’s only Level I trauma center (as verified by the American College of Surgeons), which is prepared to handle the most extreme medical emergencies. In fact, it is the only Level I trauma center on the East Coast corridor between Baltimore and Philadelphia.

Christiana Hospital is also the only high risk delivering hospital in Delaware offering Level III neonatal intensive care. More than 6,100 babies are born at Christiana Hospital each year.

More than 1,400 physicians and surgeons are active members of ChristianaCare’s Medical-Dental staff, and more than one in 10 of them have located at least part of their practices on the Christiana Hospital campus in two Medical Arts Pavilions adjoining the main hospital.

The Christiana Hospital campus also includes the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center.

Center for Heart & Vascular Health

Center for Heart & Vascular Health

The Center for Heart & Vascular Health in the Bank of America Pavilion at Christiana Hospital offers the latest advances in cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, cardiac rehabilitation and preventive medicine. Each year, the medical team at the Center for Heart & Vascular Health performs more than 1,000 open-heart surgical procedures, plus thousands of diagnostic and interventional procedures in our cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology labs. The Center for Heart and Vascular Health is involved in nearly 50 clinical trials each year.

John H. Ammon Medical Education Center

John H. Ammon Medical Education Center

Adjacent to the Center for Heart & Vascular Health is the John H. Ammon Medical Education Center, which houses 13 classrooms, a 240-seat auditorium equipped with audio-visual and video-conferencing technology, a 7,000-square-foot medical library and a high-tech physician simulation lab that allows doctors and residents to train in a realistic, simulated hospital setting.

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