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.

ChristianaCare Breast Centerat the Helen F. GrahamCancer Center & Research Institute

Breast Center

Designed by breast-health specialists and women just like you, the ChristianaCare Breast Center at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute is the only facility in the region devoted exclusively to breast care, diagnosis and treatment. The Breast Center is available to all women who need routine screenings or further diagnostic procedures and treatments.

To schedule your mammogram at the Breast Center call 302-623-4200.

If you would like to schedule at one of our other convenient imaging locations, please call 302-838-3088 or toll-free 877-838-3088.

We ensure the most thorough assessment, plus the convenience and peace of mind of coordinated care for diagnosis, treatment planning and counseling. On-site capabilities and services include:

  • 3D Mammography.
  • Digital mammography.
  • The only dedicated breast MRI unit in the region.
  • Breast ultrasound.
  • Private consultation areas.
  • Financial resources.
  • Urgent cases evaluated within 24 hours.
  • Surgeons available for consultation.
  • Minimally invasive breast biopsies.
  • Follow-up services and care management coordinated with referring physician.
  • Center for Breast Reconstruction.

An emphasis on education

One out of every eight women will face breast cancer at some point in their lives. That is why the emphasis at the Breast Center is on education and early detection for women of all ages. We provide access to printed materials in our resource room.

Access to lifesaving technology

In addition to traditional imaging and the latest ultrasound techniques, the Breast Center offers 3D mammography (digital breast tomosynthesis). 3D mammography can detect slightly more cancers than 2D mammography and may decrease the need to return for extra images. 3D mammography can be a useful screening tool for women with dense breast tissue.

A solid plan of action

At the ChristianaCare Breast Center, we are committed to providing the best, most complete breast care, education and support to the community we serve. If there is an abnormal finding on a mammogram, we offer the full support of a broad care team that includes radiologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, genetic counselors and support staff. Our team of experts will discuss results and treatment options with you and guide you through next steps in the process. This may include putting a plan in motion that is customized to your unique situation.

ChristianaCare Breast Center
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, Suite 1400 (West Entrance)
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 directions
302-623-4200