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

Adolescent/Young Adult Cancer Survivorship Transition Program

After childhood cancer, life is different

Whether it was 10 months ago or 10 years ago, you still remember when the doctor said you were done with your cancer treatments. Now, you just want to stay healthy. The experienced cancer specialists at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute want to make it easier for you.

As a survivor of childhood cancer, our team of specialists will work with your primary care physician to support your overall wellness, including emotional support, disease prevention and rehabilitation. If you do not have a primary care physician or have not been to one in a while, we are here to help.

Depending on your current health, you may be referred to additional medical specialists. Your entire multidisciplinary team will work together, in consultation with your primary-care physician, to create the most appropriate and effective plan of care for your unique needs.

Addressing your health care needs

The Adolescent/Young Adult Cancer Survivorship Transition Program team will review your medical history with you and if necessary, your oncologist. They will assess late- and long-term health risks including heart, lung and kidney problems as well as any hearing, vision or cognitive issues. They can also speak with you about fertility and secondary cancers.

Your visit with your care team

A typical appointment may include:

  • A physical exam and review of recent medical history.
  • Assessment to detect cancer reoccurrence or secondary cancers.
  • Assessment of the physical and emotional effect of cancer treatment.
  • Review of your survivorship treatment summary and care plan.
  • Referral for specialty medical disciplines as needed.
  • Education on nutrition, exercise, smoking cessation, and emotional well-being for a mind, body, spirit approach to health care.

Young Adult Survivorship Transition Team

The program has appointments available at both Wilmington Hospital and the multidisciplinary clinic at the Graham Cancer Center. At the Graham Cancer Center, we offer an approach to care with all of your providers and services offered in one place.

We are here for you

To speak with our Survivorship Nurse Navigator or to schedule an appointment, please call 302-623-4866.

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