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

Same Day Clinic

You look to your primary care physician to steer you straight to the right place when you need further testing or specialists – particularly if your visit suggests further cardiovascular evaluation. So it should be reassuring for you to know your doctor works with the ChristianaCare Cardiology Consultants Same Day Clinic.

When further cardiac diagnostic testing is necessary, your doctor’s office can get you an appointment at the clinic within 24 hours. Your testing and evaluation will take place at the ChristianaCare Center for Heart & Vascular Health, a national, regional and local leader for heart care.

Every effort is made to make cardiac testing convenient, including test reports provided to your primary care physician within 24 hours and free valet parking at the main entrance to Christiana Hospital.

Cardiac diagnostic testing available

  • Cardiovascular Digital Imaging
  • Echocardiography
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • EKGs
  • Peripheral Vascular Ultrasound
  • Cardiac PET
  • Cardiac CT
  • Tilt-table Test
  • Holter Monitor
  • Loop Monitor

Most appointments are made within 24 hours, if not the same day. Most insurance is accepted.

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