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

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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

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Alliance for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention

The Alliance for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (AAPP) works to reduce the number of teenagers who are sexually active, contract and spread sexually transmitted infections, become pregnant and become teen parents. AAPP offers educational programs statewide for young people and their parents. It also serves physicians, educators, nonprofit groups and anyone else who provides care for teens and their families. Parental permission must be obtained before any youth can participate in our programs.

View the programs below to learn more:


Be Proud! Be Responsible!

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Be Proud! Be Responsible! is a six-module curriculum that provides adolescents, ages 13 to 18, with the knowledge, motivation, and skills necessary to change their behaviors in ways that will reduce their risk of contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.

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Making Proud Choices!

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Making Proud Choices! is an eight-module curriculum that provides young adolescents, ages 11 to 13, with the knowledge, confidence and skills necessary to reduce their risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV, and pregnancy.

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Wise Guys!

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Wise Guys is a ten-module program designed to prevent adolescent pregnancy, empower young men to recognize challenges they may face in life, and give them the tools to overcome these challenges.

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If you have additional questions about AAPP, please contact the Alliance for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Coordinator, Paul Braden.

To schedule a program for your group, please complete and submit the form below.

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The Alliance for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention is supported by the Delaware Department of Health & Social Services Division of Public Health.

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