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

HomeHealth

Help with Changes in Health

It is not unusual for health to change because of progression of disease, condition or age. Whether you are caring for yourself or a loved one, you may not be aware of times when you need a different level of care. Ask yourself if you or your loved one are experiencing:

  • A medical condition that has gone from controlled to uncontrolled.
  • Trouble keeping track of medications.
  • Balance problems, falls or near-falls.
  • An increased number of visits to the doctor’s office or emergency department.
  • Increased difficulty or needing more assistance to leave home, or avoiding errands because leaving home is too difficult.
  • More difficulty performing usual activities such as bathing, dressing, toileting, food preparation, or shopping.
  • Leaving home is more difficult and more assistance is needed.
  • Concerns about your loved one being at home alone.

As you or your loved one experience health changes, you can turn to ChristianaCare HomeHealth for help. Our expertise and wide variety of services means you can count on skilled care for your loved one in the comfort of home. We work with you, your loved one’s physician and other health care providers to create a complete, personal care plan that will support your loved one, effectively manage symptoms, and help them maintain independence.

In-home care

Our trained and experienced nurses, home health aides, social workers and therapists will come to your, or your family member’s, home to provide the personal, therapeutic and medical management services that exactly match your needs.

ChristianaCare HomeHealth partners with patients and their families to provide skilled, coordinated, compassionate in-home care. Our tradition of caring for people across their lifespan is supported by the state’s largest health care system – ChristianaCare. As Delaware’s home health care agency of choice, we are proud to serve our community by helping people get well, be healthy and live independently at home.

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.