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

Center for Comprehensive Venous Health

Introducing the Center for Comprehensive Venous Health at ChristianaCare

More than 80 million Americans suffer from venous disease. If you have symptoms or pain from venous disease, the Center for Comprehensive Venous Health at ChristianaCare is here to help.

The Center for Comprehensive Venous Health provides coordinated care with exposure to multiple venous specialists in one convenient location. Until now, a comprehensive center like this was not available anywhere in Delaware or the surrounding tri-state area.

Patients with venous disease visit ChristianaCare because of our nationally renowned physicians who are pioneering and performing a range of venous procedures, from deep to superficial venous disease treatments, including deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and vena cava filter management.

The Center for Comprehensive Venous Health isn’t just an ordinary vein center. Our nationally renowned physicians are able to perform a variety of venous procedures as we offer a wide range of treatments for all venous diseases, including, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, venous malformations and IVC filter evaluation to many other, less severe vein conditions such as insufficiency and varicose veins.

At ChristianaCare, we believe in being partners in our patients’ health. We are here to serve you with the highest quality healthcare. With our new Center for Comprehensive Venous Health, we are taking our commitment one step further and providing you in a new and dedicated way.

For more information on the Center for Comprehensive Venous Health or to make an appointment, call 302-733-3038 or 855-473-VEIN (8346).

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