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.

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3D Mammography

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ChristianaCare was the first hospital in Delaware to offer 3D mammography, the latest in breast cancer screening. 3D mammography, also known as digital breast tomosynthesis, creates breast images from many low-dose X-rays taken at different angles. 3D mammography can find slightly more cancers than 2D mammography and might reduce the need for extra images. 3D mammography can be useful for women with dense breast tissue, as it can help detect breast cancer within overlapping breast tissue.

3D mammography captures images of the breast at multiple angles during a short scan, producing the 3D images. The images enable doctors to look through the breast one millimeter at a time, seeing detail inside the breast in a way never before possible.

Benefits of 3D mammography:

  • Finds more cancers than 2D mammography.
  • Fewer call-backs for extra images.
  • Clearer images of dense breast tissue.

3D mammography is available at the following locations:

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

ChristianaCare Concord Health Center
161 Wilmington-West Chester Pike
Chadds Ford, PA 19317 directions
610-361-1150
302-838-3088

Foulkstone Plaza
1401 Foulk Road
Wilmington, DE 19803 directions
302-838-3088

Springside Family Medicine
Springside Plaza, Connor Building
300 Biddle Ave., Suite 100
Newark, DE 19702 directions
302-838-3088

Smyrna Health & Wellness Center
100 S. Main St.,
Smyrna, DE 19977 directions
302-838-3088

Wilmington Hospital
501 W. 14th St.
Wilmington, DE 19801 directions
302-838-3088