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

Our Services

Ambulatory Infusion Center

The Ambulatory Infusion Center at ChristianaCare provides infusion and transfusion services for patients in a comfortable outpatient setting. We offer therapy to patients who may not require hospitalization or who may not be receiving home care because of insurance constraints. We provide services to adolescent, adult and geriatric patients and offer a range of professional services. All nursing staff are educated and trained in all types of vascular access devices.

The infusion services offered at CCHS Ambulatory Infusion Center include, but are not limited to:

  • Antibiotic, anti-fungal, anti-viral medications.
  • Blood Product Transfusions.
  • Hemophilia factors.
  • IV Immune Globulin.
  • Therapeutic Phlebotomies.
  • Iron Therapy.
  • IV Steroids.
  • Cortrosyn Stimulation Testing.
  • Various monoclonal antibody therapies.
  • Vascular Access declotting.
  • Pheresis procedures.

At the Ambulatory Infusion Center, patients receive:

  • Care from highly trained professionals. They monitor patients closely to ensure the best possible clinical outcomes and patient safety.
  • Comprehensive assessment of patients with ongoing patient monitoring and reassessment activities throughout treatment.

For more information about the Ambulatory Infusion Center, please see our FAQs for providers and patients.

Referral Order Forms

Ambulatory Infusion Center
Christiana Hospital
Room R110
4577 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19718 directions
Phone: 302-733-1549
Fax: 302-733-1561

Wilmington Hospital Infusion Center
Gateway Building – Room 5E56
501 West 14th St.
Wilmington, DE 19801 directions
Phone: 302-320-6192
Fax: 303-320-6494

Open Monday-Friday
Wilmington appointment availability and services may vary.
No walk-ins. Please call to schedule an appointment.