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

Lipid Clinic

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Cholesterol is present in everyone and is needed for normal bodily functions. However, abnormal levels of cholesterol, such as high LDL (“bad cholesterol”), low HDL (“good cholesterol”), and high triglycerides, are risk factors for heart disease and stroke. The Advanced Lipid Clinic at ChristianaCare can work with you to lower your risks if you have:

  • Recurrent heart disease or stroke even after typical treatment.
  • Difficulty tolerating statin medicines.
  • Family history of early heart disease.
  • Genetic lipid disorders, such as familial hypercholesterolemia.
  • Other lipid disorders, such as very high triglycerides or high lipoprotein (a).

Our care team will work closely with you to make the treatment plan that is best for you and your needs. The clinic services include:

  • Screening and testing
  • Education and support for lifestyle changes (diet, exercise and quitting smoking).
  • Specialized treatment with the newest medicines.
  • Optional participation in studies.

Our Care Team

Physician
Stephen Meng, M.D., FNLA

Nurse Practitioner
Myrna Malak, MSN, FNP-C, AGACNP-BC

Cardiovascular Geneticist
Pawel Pomianowski, M.D.

Administrator
Christine Cammarano

ChristianaCare Nutritional Services

For more information or to make an appointment, please call 302-623-1929.

Lipid Clinic at ChristianaCare
Medical Arts Pavilion 2 (MAP2), 4735 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Suite 2123, Newark, DE 19713 directions 302-623-1929