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.

For Health Professionals

ChristianaCare CareVio™

By participating in the eBrightHealth ACO, providers benefit from the value of ChristianaCare’s CareVio™ – a robust information technology-enabled network of care coordination support services that works with providers and patients to optimize outcomes.

Unlike traditional care coordination programs, CareVio harnesses an information technology platform that integrates all available sources of a person’s health data – including admission and emergency department visit information, physician visits, lab results, radiologic reports, pharmaceutical use and claims data. This information is integrated into care coordination software that supports CareVio™’s interdisciplinary team in providing care coordination services to providers and their patients.

CareVio™ identifies the patients who are at highest risk and who have significant care needs. This includes identifying patients who do not regularly access primary care and preventive services. Understanding who is at risk for poor health enables clinicians to proactively reach out and connect individuals to the health services they need.

CareVio™ offers Providers:

  • An interdisciplinary team that includes nurse care coordinators, social workers, pharmacists and support staff (under the direction of a Medical Director) who are available to address clinical, behavioral, social and other care needs that patients may have that is affecting their ability to achieve optimal health and wellness.
  • An information technology system that captures and analyzes volumes of clinical and claims data to support clinical decision making, identify gaps in care and assist providers in achieving quality outcomes.
  • Support in addressing barriers to patient’s seeking care by coordinating physician office visits, providing the transfer of information for seamless care transitions if patients require nursing home care, home health visits, other post-acute services and access to community based services.
  • Educational support to assist providers in caring for those patients with chronic disease to self-monitor and achieve established goals of care.