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.

Community Health

EVOLV – Hospital-Based Violence Intervention

Empowering Victims of Lived Violence

EVOLV (Empowering Victims of Lived Violence) is a hospital-based violence intervention program (HVIP) at ChristianaCare. EVOLV takes a trauma-informed approach to assist patients treated in the Trauma Department or Emergency Department.

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Engage with patients in the path to healing from a traumatic injury. Maintain long-term connections to identify and achieve patient goals. Connect patients with community resources and support services.

 

The EVOLV team includes advocates who will help navigate the path to physical and emotional healing.

 

For patients, the EVOLV team can:

  • Schedule appointments and be with you for medical and non-medical appointments.
  • Help you make changes in desired areas of your life.
  • Visit you and be someone to talk with who understands your experience.
  • Check on you when you are at home while working on goals.

Patients can email the EVOLV team or call 302-428-6586.

 

Eligibility:

 

Referrals:

  • 13 years of age or older
  • Resident of New Castle County
  • Being treated at ChristianaCare’s Trauma or Emergency Departments for:
    • Gunshot wound (GSW)
    • Stabbing wounds
    • Violent blunt assault from altercation

 

  • ChristianaCare providers should complete a Vocera template referral request for EVOLV-HVIP CHW Referral.

You will be contacted within 2 days.

Community Health
4000 Nexus Drive, Wilmington, DE 19803 directions
302-428-6219