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

Continuing Education – CME & CNE

ChristianaCare coordinates a variety of learning opportunities including regularly scheduled series (RSS), single course symposia / one-time virtual activities and enduring materials. All activities are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and Medical Society of Delaware (MSD).

Upcoming Events

Past Events


May 2022


Supportive and Palliative Care Conference

Palliative Care Ambassadors Series

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Monthly series to educate providers, nursing, and support staff directly involved in patient care regarding the importance and core principles of palliative care, and how to incorporate this into their own practices. Provides training and updates on palliative care to help caregivers become more aware of resources, as well as empower patients to help identify unmet palliative needs.



August 2022


Annual Update in Cardiology

33rd Annual Update in Cardiology

Saturday, August 6, 2022
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Designed to give primary care physicians and cardiologists updates in advances in cardiovascular diagnosis and treatment. Faculty will address controversial issues and long held paradigms, as well as practical issues across the broad spectrum of cardiology.
Register now.



September 2022


Annual Diabetes Update

26th Annual Diabetes Update

Saturday, September 10, 2022
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

This educational opportunity is designed to provide an update on diabetes and diabetes related co-morbidities, and to meet identified needs of diabetes clinicians in this area.



October 2022


29th Annual E.G. Scott Microbiology Symposium

29th Annual E.G. Scott Microbiology Symposium

Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Time TBD



51st Annual Dr. Margaret I. Handy Memorial Lecutreship

51st Annual Dr. Margaret I. Handy Memorial Lecutreship

Friday, October 21, 2022
Time TBD



Swank Dementia Care-Fall Symposium

Swank Dementia Care-Fall Symposium

TBD October, 2022
Time TBD



November 2022


17th Annual Nursing Research Conference

17th Annual Nursing Research Conference

Friday, November 4, 2022
Time TBD



Obesity Summit

Obesity Summit

Friday, November 11, 2022
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

This educational event is designed to give caregivers who take care of the obese population more knowledge about available programs and treatments. Caregivers will gain knowledge for what is currently available regarding nutrition, psychology and weight loss options, plastic surgery and the science of obesity.



Fall 2022


9th Annual Neurovascular Symposium

9th Annual Neurovascular Symposium

Date TBD
Time TBD



9th Annual APC Pharmacology Update

9th Annual APC Pharmacology Update

Date TBD
Time TBD

* ChristianaCare is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.