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

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
& Research Institute

Community Health Outreach and Education Program

Are you at risk for cancer?Have you had your recommended cancer screenings?

Is there more you can do to lower your risk?

ChristianaCare’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute’s Community Health Outreach and Education Program can help you answer these questions and more about cancer prevention and early detection.

  • Learn what causes cancer.
  • Understand your own risk for cancer.
  • Make healthy lifestyle choices to lower your risk — or even prevent cancer.
  • Schedule the screenings and care you need.*
  • Find low-cost or free screenings.
    *Age, income, Delaware residency and insurance guidelines apply.
Nora Katurakes, manager of the Community Health Outreach & Education Department, checks Ray Jones’ blood pressure during a free community health screening at the New Castle Farmer’s Market.

The best way to beat cancer is to prevent it, or find and treat it early. ChristianaCare offers a variety of community-based educational programs to help you learn your risk for breast, cervical, colorectal, lung, prostate and skin cancer. We can also help you learn ways to prevent cancer and know what symptoms to watch for. We can also help you find early detection cancer screenings convenient to where you live, work or worship.

  • Find us at a location near you or schedule a cancer prevention program for your group today! Call 302-623-4661.

No hablas inglés? 不会语吗
Ask our trained, bilingual staff about programs designed especially for the Spanish and Mandarin-speaking communities.

No Delawarean should go without screening or needed care for financial reasons!
If you do not have insurance, or cannot afford the co-pay for a needed cancer screening, let us know. Funding is available to make sure every Delawarean who qualifies has access to care.  We can help connect you with the program that is right for you for low-cost or free screenings.

Community Health Outreach and Education Program
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 directions
302-623-4661