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

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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: Click here for what to expect at ChristianaCare during COVID-19

Interventional Pulmonology Program

Interventional Pulmonology Program

If you or your loved one face a complex lung condition or airway disease, lung cancer or lung transplantation, the ChristianaCare Interventional Pulmonology Program can help. We offer advanced procedures that assist your doctor in providing an accurate diagnosis and developing a personalized treatment plan.

Our board-certified interventional pulmonologists provide a range of diagnostic, treatment, and comfort procedures, including the latest minimally invasive techniques.

ChristianaCare established the first dedicated program in the state and is one of the region’s most advanced providers of interventional pulmonology services.

Treatment for your diagnosis

Our skilled doctors, Ismael Matus, M.D., FCCP and Haroon Raja, M.D., will help you with a range of complex or chronic diagnoses, including:

  • Airways disease.
  • Cancer of the airways.
  • Interstitial lung disease.
  • Lung cancer.
  • Lung and heart-lung transplant.
  • Pleural disease.
  • Pulmonary nodules.

Specialized procedures for your needs

Our advanced and diverse diagnostic and treatment procedures help you with your lung or airway condition, and include: advanced bronchoscopy, radiation therapy, ultrasound, thoracoscopy, and more.
We work closely with your primary care and specialty clinicians as well as respiratory therapists and nursing team to help you towards optimal health.

We are here to partner with you in your care, every step of the way.

To make an appointment, call 302-623-7600.

Interventional Pulmonology Program
Christiana Hospital
Medical Arts Pavilion 1, Suite 220
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19718