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

Ear, Nose & Throat

ENT/Sinus Surgery Center

With industry-leading technology and highly-trained surgeons and nurses, ChristianaCare’s ENT/Sinus Surgery Center provides state-of-the-art care and treatment for even the most severe sinus problems.

Treating chronic or recurrent sinus problems often requires the special knowledge and training of an ENT (ear, nose and throat) doctor. Usually, a sinus infection can be treated with antibiotics to kill the bacteria. Oral and nasal decongestants or sprays can unclog stuffy noses. But sometimes surgery may be necessary to improve sinus drainage or to correct an anatomical defect that may be causing the problem.

The ENT/Sinus Surgery Center was designed for patients with acute sinus infections or structural problems that require surgical intervention. However, the doctors who participate in this center have the experience and expertise to provide the full range of appropriate treatments for sinus problems.

Superior capabilities for treating sinus and other ear, nose and throat problems

The ENT/Sinus Surgery Center is staffed by experienced surgeons committed to providing a positive experience for patients throughout their entire continuum of care. Our highly trained nurses and support staff possess special expertise in the treatment of patients with significant sinus disease and other ear, nose and throat problems.

Our advanced technology includes the computer-guided VTI InstaTrack System, which enables the surgeon to correlate your anatomy with high-resolution CAT scan images. This provides the surgeon with a three-dimensional “road map” of the operation area. The system provides an exact localization of disease, which minimizes risk, and makes your surgery more precise and less invasive. Your incision will be smaller, you will experience less pain during recovery, and your symptoms will be better controlled over the long-term.

ENT/Sinus Surgery Center
Wilmington Hospital
501 W. 14th St., Wilmington, DE 19801 directions

Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.