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

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.

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
& Research Institute

Healthy Latin Families Program / Programa de Familias Latinas Saludables

El Programa de Familias Latinas Saludables es un programa gratuito para residents del Condado de New Castle interesados en que su familia y su hogar sea más saludable.

El programa está específicamente diseñado para ayudar a las personas sin seguro, para aquellos individuos que necesitan evaluaciones y cuidados preventivos, para aquellos con enfermedades crónicas como alta presión, asma, diabetes o cáncer, y para los niños con asma.

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Luisa E. Ortiz-Márquez es la administradora del programa Healthy Latin Families y programas de promotoras. Luisa E. Ortiz-Marquez is the program manager for the Healthy Latin Families and Promotoras programs.

Como parte del programa, una promotora (promotora de salud) que habla español le ayudará a:

  • Buscar maneras para que usted y su familia estén más saludables.
  • Aprender a prevenir problemas de salud.
  • Programar citas para revisiones o problemas médicos.
  • Ponerle a usted y a su familia en contacto con servicios para diabetes, asma, mamografías, detección del cáncer, detección del VIH, salud dental y otros cuidados médicos.
  • Llame a ChristianaCare al 302-623-4747 para saber más acerca del Programa de Familias Latinas Saludables.

Este programa es administrado por ChristianaCare.

The Healthy Latin Families Program is a free program for New Castle County residents who are interested in making their family and home healthier.

The program is especially designed to help people without insurance, individuals who need screenings and preventive care, those with chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, asthma, diabetes or cancer, and children with asthma.

As part of the program, a trained Spanish-speaking Promotora (health promotor) will help you:

  • Find ways to make you and your family healthier.
  • Learn how to prevent health problems.
  • Make appointments for health problems or check-ups.
  • Connect you and your family to services for diabetes, asthma, mammograms, cancer screenings, HIV testing, dental and other health care.

Call ChristianaCare at 302-623-4747 to learn more about the Healthy Latin Families Program.
This program is administered by ChristianaCare.

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