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

Support Services

When you arrive at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, you will be met by your nurse navigator—an oncology-certified or master’s prepared oncology nurse—who will be on hand to answer your questions throughout your entire treatment.

Your nurse navigator is part of your personal cancer care management team, a group of ChristianaCare professionals who will be there when you need them. Your team will include nurses, doctors, social workers, cancer research nurses, a health psychologist, a genetic counselor, registered dietitians, financial assistants, a pastoral counselor, rehabilitation therapists, complementary medicine providers and community-service representatives. Your nurse navigator will work closely with the members of your team to help you get the care and support services you need, both in and out of the hospital.

Everything you need under one roof

At the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, we have all of the services you and your family may need to handle the challenges you are facing, including:

  • Genetic counseling.
  • The Junior Board Cancer Resource Library, featuring the latest cancer information. The library also lends DVD movies, and has a selection of children’s books.
  • Health psychologists.
  • Nutritionists.
  • Care-management teams that include oncology nurses and social workers.
  • Pain-management counseling.
  • Pastoral counselors.
  • Support groups.
  • Nutrition classes.
  • Rehabilitation services.
  • Simply You Boutique, featuring wigs and prostheses.
  • The tranquil DuPont Garden, a place to relax between appointments.
  • Information and representatives from the American Cancer Society, Wellness Community Delaware, hospice, Cancer Care Connection and other community resources for you in Delaware.
  • A continuous-loop shuttle transports patients to Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute from Christiana Hospital and the Medical Arts Pavilions.

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 directions
302-623-4500