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.

Center for Heart & Vascular Health

Anticoagulation Center

The ChristianaCare Anticoagulation Center cares for patients who are on an anticoagulant medication (blood thinner), such as warfarin (Coumadin) to prevent blood clots or stroke.

The Anticoagulation Center is staffed by specially trained clinical pharmacists who work with the Cardiology Consultants providers to make sure patients receive safe and optimal care. The clinical pharmacists perform international normalized ratio (INR) lab monitoring, adjust warfarin doses per protocol as necessary, conduct follow up lab work, review all your medications to prevent or monitor drug interactions, and provide education and counseling for patients taking anticoagulants.

We offer comprehensive face-to-face visits for fingerstick INR testing by appointment. We also manage patients via telephone who test at home or at a lab.

Referral

Patients must be 18 years or older and already on warfarin or will need to begin warfarin. Eligible patients are referred by a ChristianaCare Cardiology Consultants provider.

Locations

The ChristianaCare Anticoagulation Center offers management at 5 convenient locations:

Health Care Center at Christiana (HCCC)
200 Hygeia Drive, Suite 1360
Newark, DE

Concord Plaza – Quillen Building
3521 Silverside Rd, Suite 1E
Wilmington, DE 19810

Pike Creek Sports Medicine
3105 Limestone Rd, Suite 200
Wilmington, DE 19808

Preventive Medicine & Rehabilitation Institute (PMRI)
3506 Kennett Pike, Suite 340
Wilmington, DE 19807

Ketlay Plaza
114 Sandhill Drive, Suite 203
Middletown, DE 19709

For additional information, call us at 302-623-1929 option 3.

Meet the Team

Ashley Scopelliti

Ashley Scopelliti, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist

Bachelor of Science: Chemistry/Business, University of Scranton
Doctor of Pharmacy: Thomas Jefferson University
PGY1 Residency: Einstein Medical Center

Jaclyn Niggemyer

Jaclyn Niggemyer, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist

Bachelor of Science: Biology (cum laude), West Virginia University
Doctor of Pharmacy: Notre Dame of Maryland University (cum laude)
PGY1 Residency: UPMC Mercy Hospital

Jeff Tagle

Jeff Tagle, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist

Pre-Pharmacy: Rutgers University
Doctor of Pharmacy: Rutgers (magna cum laude)
PGY1 Residency: Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Rachel Lynch

Rachel Lynch, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist

Doctor of Pharmacy: Rutgers University (summa cum laude)
PGY1 Residency: Einstein Healthcare Network-Philadelphia

Erica Dryden

Erica Dryden, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist

Bachelor of Science: Villanova University
Masters: Cell and Development Biology, Thomas Jefferson University
Doctor of Pharmacy: Thomas Jefferson University
PGY-1 Residency: ChristianaCare Health System

Pooja Dogra

Pooja Dogra, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES

Clinical Pharmacy Supervisor

Bachelor of Science: Biology and Environmental Science (Honors), University of Toronto
Doctor of Pharmacy: University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
PGY1 Residency: Happy Harry’s/Walgreens Pharmacy

Josephine Godwin

Josephine Godwin

Medical Assistant

Associate of Applied Science and Medical Assisting, James Sprunt Community College

Sheila Stecher

Sheila Stecher

Medical Assistant

Registered Medical Assistant, American Medical Technologists
Associate of Science in Medical Secretary, Goldey-Beacom College

Dorlene Davis

Dorlene Davis

Office Assistant

Certification in Medical Records, Delaware Technical Community College

To schedule an appointment, contact one of our practice locations or call 302-623-1929.