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

Treatment of an enlarged prostate

For a consultation with one of our vascular interventional radiologists, please call 302-733-5625, prompt 2, or complete the form below.

Vascular interventional radiology is the minimally invasive, image-guided treatment for medical conditions that once required open surgery.

By using the power of advanced imaging (ultrasound, X-rays, CAT scans, MRI scans and other innovative methods), vascular interventional radiologists can see inside your body and treat complex conditions—even cardiovascular disease and cancer—less invasively and with unprecedented precision, including the treatment of an enlarged prostate.

Prostate embolization

Do you experience frequent urination, urgency to urinate, difficulty urinating or inability to fully empty your bladder? You may have benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) which is diagnosed by exam and laboratory tests. We offer a minimally invasive procedure called prostatic artery embolization (PAE) which blocks the blood flow to specific areas of the prostate, shrinking the prostate gland, alleviating symptoms. This procedure is less painful and has less recovery time than surgery and does not carry the sexual side effects of invasive surgery. To find out more visit: Enlarged prostate: benign prostatic hyperplasia.


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ChristianaCare Vascular Interventional Radiology
Center for Heart & Vascular Health
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Suite 1E20, Newark, DE 19713 directions
302-733-5625