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

Center for Heart & Vascular Health

ChristianaCare Vascular Specialists

There are a lot of good reasons ChristianaCare is consistently ranked among the top ten percent of hospitals in the nation for circulatory care. Our providers head an experienced team backed by the latest technology – professionals who not only understand the blood vessels in your body and how they work, but understand how to treat them.

As vascular specialists, our specially-trained physicians are dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and management of disorders of all the veins and arteries, other than those of the heart and brain.

They are experts in:

  • Aortic aneurysm disease.
  • Endovascular stent grafts.
  • Carotid endarterectomy.
  • Carotid artery stenting.
  • Peripheral vascular disease.
  • Limb salvage revascularization.
  • Nonhealing foot wounds.
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome.
  • Varicose veins and venous disorders.

To make an appointment, call 302-733-5700, prompt 2.

ChristianaCare Vascular Specialists
Center for Heart & Vascular Health
4765 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Suite 1E20, Newark, DE 19713 directions
302-733-5700