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.

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: New Visitation Guidelines. Click here for what to expect at ChristianaCare during COVID-19.

Patients & Visitors

Parking

Parking at Christiana Hospital

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Self-parking is free.

  • Free self-parking.
  • Handicapped parking on the first level.
  • Electric car charging stations on all levels.
  • Covered DART stop on the first level.

Surface Lots

  • Free self-parking.
  • Surface lots include handicapped parking.

For your safety during the COVID-19 pandemic:

Shuttle Service

ChristianaCare shuttle service is for employees only until further notice.

Valet Service

ChristianaCare valet service is suspended until further notice.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Christiana Hospital Campus Parking Map

Christiana Hospital campus map


Parking at Wilmington Hospital

Wilmington Hospital campus with parking garage

Patient & Visitor Parking Garage Construction Project

  • Free self-parking.
  • Entrances from Jefferson and Washington streets.
  • Follow signs for Emergency Department and handicapped parking.
  • Electric car charging stations on all levels.
  • DART stop on Washington Street.

For your safety during the COVID-19 pandemic:

Shuttle Service

ChristianaCare shuttle service is for employees only until further notice.

Valet Service

ChristianaCare valet service is suspended until further notice.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.