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

Cancer Nutrition

Proper nutrition can be critically important to your health and feeling of well being when you’re living with cancer. Eating an appropriate diet can improve your ability to cope with the potential side effects of cancer treatment. At the same time, the side effects of treatment can sometimes make it difficult for you to eat a healthy diet.

The cancer nutrition experts at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute can answer your questions and help you to improve your nutritional intake before, during and after treatment. Our registered dietitians can also provide nutrition counseling if you are a cancer survivor.

Individual nutrition consultations

While the side effects of your cancer and treatment may be similar to those of others, no one responds exactly like you. Your experience of cancer is unique, which is why an individual nutrition consultation is often the best way to meet your needs. You’ll meet with a registered dietitian and receive information tailored to your personal eating patterns and symptoms. You’re welcome to bring a friend, relative or caregiver to listen, learn and ask questions with you. An individual consultation usually last about 45 minutes. During the appointment, a registered dietitian will interview you and analyze your eating patterns to determine how your diet measures up to what you need nutritionally. This knowledge will be used to create a personalized plan for you. The dietitian will then review your customized eating plan with you and explain your personal requirements, suggest specific foods and offer tips on how to follow the plan. She can also answer any questions you may have, offer advice on symptoms that might interfere with your health and provide nutritional information sheets related to your needs.

Group nutrition counseling

Periodically, our dietitians offer free, informative group sessions. A group session enables you to learn with others who may be having similar experiences. You may invite a friend, caregiver or family member to accompany you to the session. Group nutrition counseling offers an opportunity to learn basic nutrition strategies as they relate to cancer.

Cancer Nutrition Services
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 directions
302-623-4593