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.

Physician Resources

Medical-Dental Staff Services

The Medical-Dental Staff Services Department at ChristianaCare Health Services plays an essential role in the delivery of high-quality healthcare. Medical-Dental staff professionals are responsible for making sure that healthcare providers are qualified to treat their patients in a hospital setting.

The Medical-Dental Staff Services department provides support to the Medical-Dental Staff Leadership and the various committees and functions of the organized medical staff.

Getting Started outlines how to request and submit a completed application.

If Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) does not address your concerns please contact us.

Mailing Address:
Medical-Dental Staff Services
200 Hygeia Drive, Suite 2100
Newark, DE 19713

Phone:
302-623-2597

Fax:
302-623-2593
302-623-2527

Orientation

As a new practitioner at ChristianaCare Health Services, we ask that you review the following before the credentialing process is complete.

  1. The ChristianaCare Way: Patient Experience
  2. Please download the following and review at your convenience:
    1. Orientation Brochure
    2. ChristianaCare Health Services Bylaws
    3. ChristianaCare Health Services Rules and Regulations
    4. Compliance Training
  3. If you are requesting moderate sedation privileges, please click here for additional requirements
  4. For Surgeons and nonphysician providers in the Operating Rooms, click here for training.
  5. If you are requesting Laser privileges, click here for training.
  6. Click here to indicate you have completed the review.