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 Care Management Team

When you are facing the challenge of cancer, finding the right care and services you need can seem overwhelming.  The Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute Cancer Care Management team works with you and your doctor to help support your care needs, both in and out of the hospital.

Through Cancer Care Management, you can be connected to our team of Nurse Navigators and Social Workers.  Our objective is to provide high-quality care coordination, patient-centered care that focuses completely on you.

Our nurse navigators are clinically trained specialists with expertise in supporting patients diagnosed with cancer.   Nurse navigators can support coordination of care between you and your care team, provide education about the cancer diagnosis and review support services available to ease anxiety as you navigate the healthcare system.

Living with cancer may mean that you will have to deal with added financial, physical, and emotional concerns.  Our oncology social workers are trained in how to help people manage these life changes and can give you guidance and support as you face these challenges.

Both our nurse navigators and social workers work with the entire team of cancer professionals, including physicians, nurses, social workers, dietitians, genetic counselors, chaplains, cancer researchers, the oncology data center, librarians, health psychologist, complementary-medicine providers and community-resource providers.  Through our team we can connect you to services at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute as well as resources within the community.

The Cancer Care Management Department:

  • Provide education specific to diagnosis and treatment.
  • Access care and coordinate appointments.
  • Support communication among your oncology team.
  • Provides individual and support services to patients and their families.

The Cancer Care Management services are free.  Please call 302-623-4700 to get connected to a Nurse Navigator and/or Social Worker today.

Cancer Care Management
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 directions
302-623-4700