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.

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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.

Our Services

HIV/AIDS Care

The Holloway Community Program at ChristianaCare was established in October of 1989. Since its inception, the Holloway Community Program has been the major care provider for people with HIV/AIDS throughout the state of Delaware. It is estimated that the HIV Program provides care to 65 percent of the people in Delaware who are HIV-positive and accessing medical services.

The Holloway Community Program has a staff of 51 professionals, including five board-certified infectious-disease doctors, board-certified internal-medicine doctors, an OB/GYN provider, nurses and nurse practitioners, pharmacists, a psychiatrist and behavioral health consultants.

The Holloway Community Program has locations throughout the state of Delaware. Services provided include:

  • Primary HIV medical care.
  • Access to the Delaware AIDS Drug Assistance Program.
  • Medication adherence education.
  • Social-work assessment and interventions.
  • Case management for pregnant women and families.
  • Health maintenance.

ChristianaCare HIV Community Program at Wilmington Gateway
1400 Washington St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-320-1300
Office hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Appointments available Monday through Friday.

Beautiful Gate Outreach Center
604 N Walnut Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-320-1300
Limited hours available by appointment

HIV Program at Lancaster
Brandywine Counseling
2713 Lancaster Ave.
Wilmington, DE 19805
302-656-2348 ext. 45
Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Smyrna Home for the Chronically Ill
100 Sunnyside Road
Smyrna, DE 19977
302-653-1900
Monday through Friday, 7 a.m to 3:30 p.m.

Georgetown Wellness Clinic
Stockley Center
26351 Patriots Way
102 Lloyd Lane
Georgetown, DE 19947
302-933-3420
Fax 302-933-3421
Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.