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.

Cardiac surgery and appointment information – Learn more

For the safety of our patients and caregivers, we have changed how we deliver care to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

We’re working hard to make appointments safe and convenient for you.  Depending on your medical needs, your appointments could take place in-person, by phone or by video. If an appointment or procedure must be rescheduled for some reason, we will contact you to let you know. Rest assured, all urgent needs will be addressed promptly.

Our patients can request an appointment using their patient portal account. You can create a patient portal account here.

Visitor restrictions are still in place for your protection. Please refer to our visitor policy for more details.

We align with Delaware Public Health recommendations to offer care safely. With recent changes, we are now scheduling elective surgeries and procedures. Patients who need time-sensitive, medically necessary procedures are given the highest priority.

As an added safety measure, our care providers will arrange for you to be tested for COVID-19 at a ChristianaCare laboratory before your elective procedure.

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.

Cardiac surgery and appointment information – Learn more

For the safety of our patients and caregivers, we have changed how we deliver care to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

We’re working hard to make appointments safe and convenient for you.  Depending on your medical needs, your appointments could take place in-person, by phone or by video. If an appointment or procedure must be rescheduled for some reason, we will contact you to let you know. Rest assured, all urgent needs will be addressed promptly.

Our patients can request an appointment using their patient portal account. You can create a patient portal account here.

Visitor restrictions are still in place for your protection. Please refer to our visitor policy for more details.

We align with Delaware Public Health recommendations to offer care safely. With recent changes, we are now scheduling elective surgeries and procedures. Patients who need time-sensitive, medically necessary procedures are given the highest priority.

As an added safety measure, our care providers will arrange for you to be tested for COVID-19 at a ChristianaCare laboratory before your elective procedure.

Center for Heart & Vascular Health

Cardiac Surgery

The cardiovascular surgeons at the Center for Heart & Vascular Health at Christiana Hospital are among the most experienced open-heart surgery teams in the mid-Atlantic today. We provide a complete range of sophisticated cardiothoracic surgical services for the treatment of:

Each year, our expert cardiac surgery team performs almost 600 open-heart surgeries at the Center for Heart & Vascular Health.

To schedule an appointment or consultation with a cardiac surgeon, call 302-733-1980.

ChristianaCare Center for Heart & Vascular Health
Christiana Hospital
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19718 directions
302-733-1000