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: 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: Click here for what to expect at ChristianaCare during COVID-19

Advanced
Practice
Clinicians
at ChristianaCare

An advanced practice clinician is either a Physician Assistant or an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. Together we are known as APCs. We are valuable members of the health care team serving different patient populations in our hospitals, emergency rooms and community. We are educated, experienced and skilled to manage our patients and their health issues.

ChristianaCare provides APCs educational opportunities, mentoring support, leadership training and opportunities to grow in their role as an APC. APCs serve as preceptors to PA and APRN students across many medical specialties. APCs play an integral role in serving our patients and community with our core values of excellence and love.

As APCs continue to grow in numbers at ChristianaCare, so do the opportunities for the types of practices APCs are employed. At ChristianaCare, APCs work in wide range of sites including ambulatory practices, specialty services, hospitalist groups, intensive care units, surgical departments and obstetrical areas.

Currently there are almost 700 APCs working at ChristianaCare with over half employed by the Medical Group of ChristianaCare.

In the past 10 years our APC workforce has tripled. As the need for access to health care continues to grow, ChristianaCare anticipates the need for APCs will also continue to rise.