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

Health Ambassadors

Health Ambassadors guide families on the path to good health. If you are pregnant, a mom or dad, or are thinking about having a baby, a Health Ambassador can connect you with resources in the community to help you raise a healthy family.

Our program promotes good health before pregnancy and provides information to help prevent premature births, a leading cause of death in newborn babies. The Health Ambassadors also promote key maternal and child health messages including the benefits of breastfeeding and the importance of safe sleep.

The Health Ambassadors work in targeted high-risk zip codes to connect pregnant women and young families to health care, social services, home visiting and educational programs. The health ambassadors work with community partners including Henrietta Johnson Medical Center, Saint Francis Healthcare, Westside Family Healthcare and the Wilmington Hospital Health Center.

The health ambassador program was founded by ChristianaCare’s Community Health and the Wilmington Consortium, with funding from the Delaware Division of Public Health.

Meet Our Ambassadors


Breanna Thomas
Contact Information
Cell phone: 302-274-9968
Phone: 302-428-6587
Email: Breanna.Thomas@christianacare.org


Rosita Quinones
Contact Information
Cell phone: 302-354-3454
Phone: 302-428-6208
Email: Rosita.Quinones@christianacare.org


Adriana Viveros
Program Manager
Contact Information
Cell phone: 302-274-9969
Phone: 302-428-6698
Email: Adriana.S.ViverosSosa@ChristianaCare.org

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