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.

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Medicine

Welcome to the ChristianaCare Department of Medicine. As a department, we are committed to teaching the next generation of physicians and advanced practice clinicians, advancing scholarly inquiry, and improving the health of our community.

Our diverse department is made up of a talented and compassionate group of providers who collaborate to provide excellence in patient care. Additionally, our internal medicine training programs are recognized nationally for innovation in a community academic setting. There is active engagement in a diverse portfolio of research. Some key facts about the department are:

  • Supported by over 500 physicians and 200 advanced practice clinicians.
  • Educates over 70 residents and 15 fellows each year.
  • Engaged in the education of over 175 3rd and 4th year medical students each year.
  • Providers within the Department of Medicine are clinically engaged in over 45,000 patients annually at our main acute care campuses in Wilmington, DE, Newark, DE, and Elkton, MD.

The Department of Medicine is committed to providing exceptional clinical care across the care continuum. It collaborates with key clinical partners in our region and nationally to serve with Love and Excellence in serving our neighbors.

 

Leadership

  • Vinay Maheshwari, M.D., MHCDS, FCCP
    Hugh R. Sharp Jr., Chair, Department of Medicine
    Physician Executive, Medical Group
  • Kathleen F. Eldridge, M.D., MMM, SFHM, FACP
    Vice Chair, Department of Medicine
    Clinical Director, Acute Medicine Services, Medical Group
  • Kunal Bhagat, M.D., FACP, SFHM
    Director of Patient Safety, Department of Medicine
  • John Donnelly, M.D., FAAP, FACP
    Director, Medical Education, Department of Medicine
    Assistant Medical Director, Faculty Development, ChristianaCare Hospitalist Partners
  • Gretchen Rickards, M.D., MPH, FACP
    Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
  • Allen R. Friedland, M.D., FACP, FAAP
    Program Director, Medicine Pediatrics Residency
  • Jason Nace, M.D.
    Program Director, Emergency Medicine–Internal Medicine Residency
  • Himani Divatia, D.O., FACP, FAAP
    Program Director, Transitional Year Residency
  • Steven H. Rybicki, M.D.
    Practice Clinical Leader, Wilmington Adult Medicine Office
  • Marykay Ennis, MBA, LSSGB
    Administrative Manager, Department of Medicine

Section Chiefs

  • Gregory Marcotte, M.D.
    Allergy & Clinical Immunology
  • Kirk N. Garratt, MsC, M.D.
    Cardiology
  • Michael G. Benninghoff, D.O., MS
    Critical Care Medicine
  • Dawn Hirokawa, M.D., MPH
    Dermatology
  • M. James Lenhard, Jr., M.D.
    Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases Center
  • Mark Corso, M.D.
    Gastroenterology
  • Patricia Curtin, M.D., FACP, CMC
    Geriatrics
  • Michael W. Lankiewicz, M.D.
    Hematology
  • John Goodill, M.D., FACP, FCCP
    Hospice & Palliative Care
  • David Cohen, M.D.
    Infectious Disease
  • LeRoi S. Hicks, M.D., MPH, FACP
    Internal Medicine
  • Allen Friedland, M.D., FACP, FAAP
    Medicine/Pediatric
  • Thomas Mueller, M.D.
    Neurology
  • Gregory A. Masters, M.D.
    Oncology
  • Kelly Eschbach, M.D.
    Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Irene Swift, M.D.
    Pulmonary Disease
  • Theodore Saad, M.D.
    Renal & Hypertensive Diseases
  • Maryah Mansoor, MBBS
    Rheumatology

Divisions

  • Tony A. Bianchetta, M.D., FAAP
    Ambulatory Medicine
  • Terry Horton, M.D.
    Addiction Medicine
  • Kunal P. Bhagat, M.D., FACP, SFHM
    Hospital Medicine