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

Diabetes Care

Diabetes Primary Care

ChristianaCare supports your primary care doctor through its diabetes primary care services program. In the program, our certified diabetes educators offer educational support that complements your primary care doctor’s medical and educational goals for your diabetes. Our individual and group education sessions are ideal if you have recently been diagnosed with diabetes or if you haven’t had previous diabetes education.

Education to help you live successfully with diabetes

As part of our program, we offer an American Diabetes Association approved diabetes self-management class, Living with Diabetes, at convenient times and locations throughout Delaware.

We also offer individualized blood glucose monitor and insulin injection training within 48 hours of patient’s request for service.

Our education teaches you the essentials of successfully living with diabetes. You learn how to:

  • Control your blood sugar to minimize complications.
  • Plan meals and introduce proper nutrition into your daily life.
  • Check your blood sugar and use the results.
  • Use exercise to control your blood sugar.
  • Identify the most current and effective treatments and medications.
  • Set healthy goals for living with diabetes.
  • Manage stress.

Expert and convenient care

Our team of expert registered nurses and registered dietitians dedicate themselves to helping you manage your diabetes. We offer programs at sites throughout Delaware, with morning, afternoon, evening, and Saturday group sessions available.

For more information, please call 302-661-3401.