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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Surgery

Leadership

  • Gerard J. Fulda, M.D.
    Chair, Department of Surgery; Director, Surgical Critical Care
  • Dennis Witmer, M.D.
    Vice Chair for Surgical Quality and Performance Improvement
  • Frederick A. Giberson, M.D.
    Vice President, Surgical Education; Director, General Surgery Residency Program
  • Luis Cardenas Jr., D.O., PhD
    Director, Surgical Critical Care

Section Chiefs

  • Ray A. Blackwell, M.D.
    Heart & Vascular Division
  • Ray A. Blackwell, M.D.
    Section Chief, Cardiovascular Surgery
  • F. Todd Harad, M.D.
    Section Chief, Vascular Surgery
  • Pawan Rastogi, M.D.
    Neuroscience Division
  • Matthew Eppley, M.D.
    Section Chief, Cranial Surgery
  • Pawan Rastogi, M.D.
    Section Chief, Spinal Surgery
  • Nick Petrelli, M.D.
    Oncology Division
  • Diana Dickson Witmer, M.D.
    Section Chief, Breast Surgery
  • Joseph Bennett, M.D.
    Section Chief, Surgical Oncology
  • Charles Mulligan, M.D.
    Section Chief, Thoracic Surgery
  • Eric Johnson, M.D.
    Orthopaedic Division
  • Paul Kupcha, M.D.
    Section Chief, Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • J. Doug Patterson, M.D.
    Section Chief, Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Steven Dellose, M.D.
    Section Chief, Joint Surgery
  • Mihir Thacker, M.D.
    Section Chief, Orthopaedic Oncology Surgery
  • Drew Brady, M.D.
    Section Chief, Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery
  • Rush Fisher, M.D.
    Section Chief, Spinal Surgery
  • Elliot Leitman, M.D.
    Section Chief, Sports Surgery
  • Matthew Rubino, M.D.
    Surgical Services Division
  • Caitlin Halbert, DO
    Section Chief, Bariatric Surgery
  • Frederick Denstman, M.D.
    Section Chief, Colorectal Surgery
  • Luis Cardenas, DO
    Section Chief, Critical Care Surgery
  • Peter M. Santoro, M.D.
    Section Chief, Elective General Surgery
  • Fredrick Giberson, M.D.
    Section Chief, Emergency General Surgery
  • Kieran Connolly, M.D.
    Section Chief, Otolaryngology Surgery
  • S. John Swanson, M.D.
    Section Chief, Kidney Transplant Surgery
  • Pecos Olurin, M.D.
    Section Chief, Ophthalmology Surgery
  • Charles Paidas, M.D.
    Section Chief, Pediatric Surgery
  • David Zabel, M.D.
    Section Chief, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Kevin Bradley, M.D.
    Section Chief, Trauma Surgery
  • Andrew Glick, M.D.
    Section Chief, Urologic Surgery