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.

HomeHealth

Caregiver Resources

At ChristianaCare HomeHealth, we understand the challenges caregivers face every day. If you are a spouse, a family member or a friend who is providing care for a loved one, you have taken on a very special role in someone’s life, and both the difficulties and the rewards can be great.

We are here to help. As the region’s leading provider of at-home care, our nurses and other professionals can help you to better manage the role of caregiver. We can help you to provide care better, smarter and easier with the tools below.

Caregiver Education Series

Free Caregiver Lectures

This education series is held in each of Delaware’s three counties. Topics include:

  • Planning for care.
  • Accessing community and government resources.
  • Taking care of yourself as a caregiver.
  • Managing medications.
  • Dealing with common caregiver challenges, including bathing, assistance with walking and safety in the home.

Tools you can use

We encourage you to download the following tools and guides to help you in your role as a caregiver.

  • Show Me: A guide for caregivers to assess their loved one’s activities of daily living.
  • Safety in the Home: Helpful tips to lower your risk of accidents. Print out this guide and fill it out with everyone living in the home to create a safe environment that enables independent living.
  • Heart Failure Patient Self Care: A guide for assessing behaviors that lead to a healthy heart.
  • Healthy Lungs: A quick and easy assessment for gauging healthy breathing. Plus, a guide for managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
ChristianaCare HomeHealth
New Castle County Office
4000 Nexus Drive
Wilmington, DE 19803 directions
302-428-2700
Kent and Sussex County Office
2116 S. Dupont Highway, Suite 2
Camden, DE 19934 directions
302-698-4300 (Kent)
302-855-9700 (Sussex)
We’re available 24 hours a day to schedule appointments or provide assistance.