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.

Education

Job Shadowing

Are you a high school or college student considering a career in health care? Through ChristianaCare’s Job Shadowing Program, you can get a unique, up-close view of what it’s like to work in the health care field through our job shadow programs.

ChristianaCare offers job shadowing experiences for students age 16 and over through two tracks:

Nursing Job Shadowing

See first-hand what it’s like to care for patients and families in a Magnet® designated health care system. Job Shadowing participants can observe a variety of nursing environments, from one of our medical units to one of our nationally recognized specialty clinics. Learn more about Nursing Job Shadowing.

Physician and Allied Health Job Shadowing

ChristianaCare’s physicians and health care providers have earned national recognition for their contributions to the field. Job Shadowing participants have the chance to see what it’s like to work in departments ranging from cardiac care, family practice, sports medicine and many others. Learn more about Physician and Allied Health Job Shadowing.

Questions about Job Shadowing at ChristianaCare?

The Nursing Development & Education Department and Department of Academic Affairs provide Job Shadowing opportunities at ChristianaCare.

If you have questions about a job shadow experience in nursing, please contact Moneca Davis-Graham at mdavis-graham@christianacare.org.

For questions about job shadowing in medicine or allied health, contact Sheldon Gerwood at Sheldon.S.Gerwood@ChristianaCare.org.