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.

Mini-Medical School

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2022 Mini-Medical School

Designed for individuals who want to gain a deeper understanding of the world of medicine, Mini-Medical School is a free, six-week series of lectures for adults of all ages and high school students co-sponsored with the Delaware Academy of Medicine / Delaware Public Health Association.


Attendees learn about important trends in diagnosing and treating illness and general health topics. Faculty will provide in-depth lectures and allow time for questions to enhance the experience. There are no tests or grades. No previous medical training is required. Participants who attend all six sessions will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

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The six-week Thursday classes begin on February 24 and run through March 31, 7‑9 p.m.

The 2022 Mini Medical School will be offered virtually via Zoom.

 

Thursday, February 24, 7 ‑ 9 p.m.

Trauma-Informed Care
Suzanne Bauer, PsyD, Psychologist, Behavioral Health, ChristianaCare

Thursday, March 3, 7 ‑ 9 p.m.

Breast Reconstruction/Plastic Surgery
Stephanie Caterson, M.D., Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon, ChristianaCare’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute

Thursday, March 10, 7 ‑ 9 p.m.

Sports Medicine
Bradley Sandella, D.O., Director of Sports Medicine, ChristianaCare

Thursday, March 17, 7 ‑ 9 p.m.

The Growth of Telehealth and the Virtual Experience
Vishal Patel, M.D., MBA., Associate Medical Director of the Center for Virtual Health, ChristianaCare

Thursday, March 24, 7 ‑ 9 p.m.

Anesthesiology – The silent force behind the scenes
Barbara Evans, MSN, CRNA, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Anesthesia Services, PA

Thursday, March 31, 7 ‑ 9 p.m.

Childhood Development
David A. Paul, M.D., Chair of Department of Pediatrics, ChristianaCare

 

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