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.

Patient & Visitor Guide

Discount Lodging for Visitors

Hotels near Wilmington Hospital

501 West 14th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

Hotel rates listed are based on availability at the time of booking. Rates are subject to change. Taxes are not
included in rate. This list is for local hotels near the hospital, ChristianaCare does not make recommendations.

Crowne Plaza North

630 Naamans Road
Claymont, DE 19703
888-305-3366; 302-797-2700
$115 includes breakfast

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Downtown Wilmington

700 N. King Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-655-0400
Sun-Thurs: $139; Fri.-Sat. $105

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Wilmington

4727 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803
302-478-6000
22% off the regular rate

Homewood Suites, Wilmington

820 Justison Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-565-2100
$119 or $139 or $154, depending on the season; $119 for more than 5 nights

Hotel DuPont

42 W. 11th Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-594-3100
$99 classic room; $169 luxury room

Residence Inn Hotel (Under New Management)

1300 N. Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-777-7373
15% off normal rate

Sheraton Suites, Downtown Wilmington

422 Delaware Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-654-8300
Mon.-Wed. $139; Thurs.-Sun. $112

The Westin

818 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-654-2900
20% off the regular rate

Hotels near Christiana Hospital

4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19718

Hotel rates listed are based on availability at the time of booking. Rates are subject to change. Taxes are not
included in rate. This list is for local hotels near the hospital, ChristianaCare does not make recommendations.

Baymont Inn & Suites

630 S. College Avenue
Newark, DE 19713
302-722-4380
$79 +tax

Candlewood Suites

1101 S. College Avenue
Newark, DE 19713
302-368-5500
$89

Comfort Inn & Suites

3 Concord Lane
Newark, DE 19713
302-737-3900
10% off standard rate

Embassy Suites by Hilton

654 S. College Avenue
Newark, DE 19713
302-368-8000
$129

Extended Stay America

333 Continental Dr
Newark, DE 19713
302-283-0800; 800-804-3724
$64.99

Four Points by Sheraton, Newark

56 S. Old Baltimore Pike
Newark, DE 19702
302-266-6600
$109

Hampton Inn & Suites

1008 Old Churchman’s Road
Newark, DE 19713
302-454-7300
$105

Homewood Suites, Newark

640 S. College Avenue
Newark, DE 19713
302-453-9700
$139

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

1201 Christiana Road
Newark, DE 19713
302-737-2700
$109 standard room; $149 suite

Motel 6

100 McIntosh Plaza
Newark, DE 19713
302-453-9100
Sun.-Thurs. $54.99; Fri.-Sat. $64.99

Ramada Inn, Newark

260 Chapman Road
Newark, DE 19702
302-738-3400
$72.99

Red Roof Plus+, Wilmington-Newark

415 Stanton-Christiana Road
Newark, DE 19711
302-292-2870
$62.99 +tax

Sonesta Extended Day Suites

240 Chapman Road
Newark, DE 19702
302-453-9200
$99

Sonesta Select

48 Geoffrey Drive
Newark, DE 19713
302-456-3800
$89

The Hilton Wilmington Christiana

100 Continental Drive
Newark, DE 19713
302-454-1500
$99/night

Townplace Suites, Newark/Christiana

410 Eagle Run
Newark, DE 19702
302-369-6212
1-14 nights – $109; 15-19 nights – $89; 30 nights or more $79