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

Cancer Lab Services

For your convenience, ChristianaCare has two labs at the Helen F. Graham Center & Research Institute that handle blood and urine tests for cancer patients. Please note these labs do not handle COVID-19 testing.

Starting May 2nd, you can make an appointment on-line to reserve a spot in the lab or you can arrive without an appointment. Making an appointment means you will experience little to no wait. Patients with appointments take preference over patients without appointments.

We are open for patients without appointments 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

You can use the online system below to schedule an appointment.

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
Second Floor

Suite 2340
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19713 directions
We are open for patients without appointments 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
Third Floor

Suite 3100
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19713 directions
We are open for patients without appointments 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

You can find a map of the buildings on our campus and the most convenient places to park here.