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

Pediatric Care

Caring for a child with a serious illness or a life-threatening condition can be a challenge. ChristianaCare HomeHealth is here to help. Our specially trained pediatric nurses and home care specialists will come to you to help manage the symptoms of your child’s illness so he or she can comfortably thrive at home.

Our pediatric nursing care specialists are available to provide the most professional in-home care to your child, from hourly assistance to round-the clock care, as well as short-term post-operative nursing care and rehabilitation therapy. You can count on us for:

  • A personalized care plan specific to you and your child’s needs, and coordination with your doctor.
  • Professional case management that includes coordination of care and submission of documents to insurance companies.
  • Direction on how to make your home safe for your child.
  • Instruction for you and your child in the safe use of medical and assistive devices.
  • Pain management support.
  • Therapeutic exercises to improve strength, balance and coordination.

ChristianaCare HomeHealth pediatric nurses and home care specialists are skilled in helping children, adolescents and young adults up to age 21, and supporting family members in caring for their loved ones. Many of the children we care for live with conditions and needs like these:

  • Ventilator support (continuous or intermittent).
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia and other respiratory disorders.
  • Muscular dystrophies.
  • Seizure disorders.
  • Tracheostomy or tracheomalacia.
  • G-tube, G/J tube or N/G tube.
  • Cerebral palsy.
  • Cardiac anomalies.

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.