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

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Breast Center & Breast Surgeons Forms

We have made several of our forms available for patients to download. Filling these out in advance of your first visit with a surgeon or the Breast Center will allow you to complete them at your convenience and bring them to the office on the day of your visit. If you are new to either of our practices or haven’t had an office visit in greater than 6 months, we encourage you to download, print, and fill out the patient forms.

We request that returning patients’ complete new medical history forms every 6 months to keep our records current. Upon arrival, please be prepared to review one additional form that is pertinent to the day of your appointment and update your contact information. Please don’t forget your insurance card, driver’s license and referral with you to your appointment. If you have any questions about which form to fill out please call our office. Thank you.

Click on the title to download a printable PDF file. You may not be able to fill out information directly into this form. You may need to print it out and write in the answers.

 

Breast Center Forms

Breast Imaging History FormImagenes Previas del Seno del Paciente (español)

Breast MRI History Form / Questionario de MRI

Authorization to Request Health Information Form

Request for Access to Health Information Form

Conditions for Treatment Form

Patient Information Form

 

Breast Surgeons Forms

Breast Surgeons Patient History Form

Review of Systems (ROS) Form

Patient Registration Form

 

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Forms

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Intake

Review of Systems (ROS) Form

 

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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