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

ChristianaCare

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

Nursing at ChristianaCare

ChristianaCare ROSE Awards

The ChristianaCare ROSE Award recognizes our partners in nursing because it takes an entire dedicated team of caregivers to serve our patients. ROSE stands for Raising Our Standard of Excellence, and that is what we are able to do with the help of our nursing partners:

  • Behavioral health specialists.
  • Clerks.
  • Home health aides.
  • Homemakers.
  • Medical assistants.
  • Monitor technicians.
  • Office assistants.
  • Patient care technicians.
  • Perioperative care technicians.
  • Procedural area technologists.
  • Surgical technologists.

Please help us recognize our nursing partners who:

  • Demonstrate ChristianaCare’s values of love and excellence by developing meaningful connections with patients and families.
  • Maintain safety and cleanliness of patient environments.
  • Effectively collaborate and communicate patient care needs with the health care team.
  • Consistently go above and beyond in caring for patients, families and colleagues.
  • Anticipate the needs of others and help with compassion and generosity.

Patients, their loved ones and colleagues are welcome to make nominations.

Use our online form below or text ROSEAWARD to 56512.

Please provide as much detail as possible to help the Professional Nurse Council in its selection.

  • (Include full name if you know it.)
  • Your Information

  • (please select one)
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Want to nominate a nurse for The DAISY Award? Click here.