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

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Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Leadership

Daniel J. Meara, M.D., D.M.D.
Chair, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Hospital Dentistry
Louis K. Rafetto, D.M.D.
Director of Surgical Implantology, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Section Chief, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Barry C. Boyd, D.M.D., M.D., FACS
Program Director, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency.
Etern Shinwoo Park, M.D., D.D.S., FACS
Section Chief, Maxillofacial Oncology and Reconstruction
Associate Program Director, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency
Samuel C. Nwogu, D.D.S.
Clinical Instructor, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Division of Hospital Dentistry

Susan M. Pugliese, D.D.S.
Vice Chair, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Hospital Dentistry;
Program Director, General Practice Dentistry Residency;
Section Chief, Oral Medicine
Marvin L. Baer, D.D.S.
Clinical Instructor, Hospital Dentistry
Lynn Collins, D.D.S.
Chief, Pediatric Dentistry
John A. Petrone, D.D.S.
Clinical Instructor, Hospital Dentistry
Erika Williams, D.D.S.
Clinical Instructor, Hospital Dentistry
Norman Wang, D.D.S.
Clinical Instructor, Hospital Dentistry

Section Chiefs

Debra J. Pace, D.M.D.
Endodontics
John N. Russo, D.D.S.
General Dentistry
Etern S. Park, M.D., D.D.S., FACS
Maxillofacial Oncology and Reconstruction
Louis K. Rafetto, D.M.D.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Ray S. Rafetto, D.M.D.
Orthodontics
Lynn Collins, D.D.S.
Pedodontics
Andrew S. Malinowski, D.D.S.
Periodontics
Marvin C. Baer, D.D.S.
Prosthodontics, Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and Implantology
Susan M. Pugliese, D.D.S., RN
Oral Medicine