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: 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: Click here for what to expect at ChristianaCare during COVID-19

Patients & Visitors

Your Hospital Stay

Welcome to ChristianaCare. While you are our guest, we will work hard to provide you the very best health care in a safe, comfortable environment.

 

6 Tips for Your Stay

 

1.        Your Room

Controls for your bed and nurse call button are on your bedside rails or a remote control. Your television includes local and network channels. There is a guide to channels on your TV. If you’d like your room temperature adjusted, please ask your nurse.

2.       Your Care Team

Each of our caregivers is here to serve you and your loved ones with compassionate, expert care. During your stay, your nurse is your main point of contact. Learn about how to identify members of your care team.

3.       Your Meals

Our staff will assist you daily with your meal selections. Depending on your medical condition, your caregiver may prescribe a special diet for you. If you have any questions about your meal service or diet, ask your nurse to contact Food and Nutrition Services.

4.        Your Belongings

When not in use, keep your eyeglasses, hearing aids and dentures in your bedside drawer and your clothing in your closet or suitcase. In the intensive care unit, speak with your nurse about the best place to store your belongings. We encourage you to keep valuables at home. If you lose something, contact our Lost and Found at 302-733-1165.

5.       Visiting

Time with family members, friends and clergy are an important part of healing. The best times to visit are between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Learn more about visiting patient here.

6.        Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi and internet access are free through our guest wireless network CCHS-GuestAcc.

For general patient feedback, compliments or safety or quality concerns, please use this online form.