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

Psychosocial Oncology

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, you may find it helpful to seek emotional and psychological support. You can rely on our experienced, compassionate psychotherapists at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute to help relieve worry and stress, which goes a long way to promoting healing and recovery.

Our therapists are available for consultations with individuals, couples and families in the inpatient and outpatient setting.

When should you contact Psychosocial Oncology?

You do not have to wait until you are referred by your doctor. Our psychologists are available to help at any time before, during and after your course of treatment through virtual and in-person visits. If you answer yes to any of these questions, call us to schedule a consultation:

  • Are you looking for support to help cope with cancer?
  • Is your distress interfering with your ability to participate in your medical care?
  • Do you want help talking with your family, children or friends about cancer?
  • Do you have a history of mental-health issues, and is cancer making these challenges more difficult?
  • Do you need help adjusting to symptoms or treatment side-effects?
  • Are you looking for help with your medication?
  • Do you want help finding ways to move forward after treatment ends?
  • Do you struggle with fear that your cancer will return?
  • Are you caring for a loved one who has cancer and need support?
  • Are you looking for help dealing with grief over a recent loss?
Psychosocial Oncology team.
From left: Regan King, Psy.D., licensed psychologist; Shannon Virtue, Psy.D., licensed psychologist; Hillary Howrey, Ph.D., licensed psychologist; and Nicole Duffy, Ph.D., licensed psychologist, director of Psychosocial Oncology.

Psychosocial Oncology
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 directions
302-623-4407

Concord Health Center
161 Wilmington-West Chester Pike, Chadds Ford, PA 19317 directions
302-623-4407