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).

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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.

Physicians & Staff

Lisa Maxwell, M.D., MHCDS

President, ChristianaCare Medical Group

Lisa Maxwell, M.D., MHCDS is president of the ChristianaCare Medical Group.

In this role, Dr. Maxwell leads efforts to improve every aspect of care for every person the ChristianaCare Medical Group touches. Her priorities include the adoption of population health measures, the embedding of health equity into care delivery and workforce development, expansion of access points for patients, and the continuous enhancement of patient and caregiver experience.

Prior to her current role, Dr. Maxwell served as ChristianaCare’s chief learning officer. Before that, she worked in both student and resident education, serving as the program director in Family Medicine, co-program director for the Emergency Medicine-Family Medicine Residency Program and director for Undergraduate Medical Education. She also has served as interim chair for the Department of Family & Community Medicine.

Dr. Maxwell completed her medical education at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Her residency training took place at Crozer-Keystone Family Medicine.

She joined ChristianaCare in 2005, completing a fellowship in faculty development with a focus on the care of underserved populations. In addition to leading efforts in clinical system education, she led efforts to establish the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University’s Delaware Branch Campus for medical students.

She received a Master of Health Care Delivery Science from Dartmouth College in 2018.

She has held regional and local leadership positions in various organizations, including on the board of the Delaware Institute of Medical Education and Research (DIMER). She continues to practice primary care at ChristianaCare Family Medicine at Darley Green.

Specialties: Family Medicine
Education: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Dartmouth College
Residency: Crozer-Keystone Family Medicine
Fellowship: ChristianaCare