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.

ChristianaCare Hospitalists

ChristianaCare Hospitalist Partners

ChristianaCare Hospitalist Partners specializes in the care of hospitalized patients. These physicians serve patients at Christiana Hospital 24 hours a day.

The doctors of ChristianaCare Hospitalist Partners work closely with your primary-care physician and offer a variety of resources from the ChristianaCare to meet your medical needs. They oversee all aspects of care throughout your recovery, including:

  • Directing your treatment.
  • Coordinating your exams, tests and consultations.
  • Answering questions from you and your family.
  • Reporting your condition to your primary care physician.
  • Providing instructions on home care prior to your discharge.
  • Coordinating a successful return to your primary care physician.

How to contact ChristianaCare Hospitalist Partners

For URGENT (including all Clinical) matters:

  • From OUTSIDE ChristianaCare: From OUTSIDE ChristianaCare: Call the page operator at 302-733-1900 and have CCHP Admits & Consults paged to your phone number- please give your name and a brief message. This pager is covered by one of our physicians or advanced practice providers at all times.
  • From INSIDE ChristianaCare: Access “Web Paging” (left lower corner on an computer Portal- connects to Vocera Web Console) to send a secure text message to CCHP Admits & Consults.
  • If you know the team number [e.g. 5A] or name [Blue], you can use that instead.
  • : To avoid the risk of misdirected pages, we ask that you do NOT attempt to page providers by their own names in this way.

For Non-Clinical (Non-Urgent) matters:

  • During weekdays from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., you may call 302-623-0188; if necessary, leave a message.
  • E-mail ChristianaCare Hospitalist Partners administrative staff:

ChristianaCare Hospitalist Partners
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Suite 5A43
Newark, DE 19718 directions
Phone: 302-623-0188
Fax: 302-733-5640