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.

Delaware is home to one of the most advanced cancer centers in the country. At ChristianaCare’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute we provide a vast array of cancer outpatient services under one roof, making care more convenient, efficient and effective.

Why Choose ChristianaCare’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute?

  • Multidisciplinary care that includes a team of specialists whom you can see all in one visit, including a surgeon, a medical oncologist or hematologist and a radiation oncologist who will work together to provide you with the best treatment.
  • National Cancer Institute’s NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP)Our cancer clinical trials program is one of a select group of research centers in the country that participate in the National Cancer Institute’s NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP).
  • The Graham Cancer Center is home to some of the most advanced cancer-fighting technology in the world, including the Cyberknife and da Vinci robotic surgery systems.
  • Our Breast Center features Delaware’s only dedicated breast MRI scanner and the Center for Breast Reconstruction is the first in Delaware to offer the full breadth of breast reconstruction options, including state-of-the-art microsurgical techniques.

From your first meeting with your care-management team to ongoing support from our survivorship program long after your treatment is complete, the health care professionals at the Graham Cancer Center are at your service.

Your fight against cancer is our fight against cancer. We’re here for you, and for everyone who loves you.