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.

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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: New Visitation Guidelines. Click here for what to expect at ChristianaCare during COVID-19.

Our Services

LGBTQ Health Initiatives

As a leader in LGBTQ healthcare equality, ChristianaCare understands the importance of serving the unique health care needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in our community. The following resources provide information and links to services that can help to ensure an exceptional experience for LGBTQ patients and their families.

We welcome inquiries and feedback related to LGBTQ programs, services or health initiatives.  Please feel free to contact Jacqueline Ortiz, Director of Health Equity and Cultural Competence at 302-733-3113 or send an email to: culture@christianacare.org

Ten Top Things to Discuss with Your Health Care Provider 

10 things Lesbians Should Discuss with Their Healthcare Provider

10 Things Gay Men Should Discuss with their Healthcare Provider

10 Things Bisexuals Should Discuss with their Healthcare Provider

10 Things Transgender Persons Should Discuss with their Healthcare Provider

ChristianaCare Medical Libraries

LGBTQ+ Health Resources

PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)

Information about PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), a pill you can take every day to help prevent the spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, can be found here including: PrEP Users Toolkit and Where Can I get PrEP? and the brochure Am I Ready for PrEP produced by the Delaware HIV Consortium.

ChristianaCare Provider LGBTQ+ Referral Listing

Primary Care Providers

James N. Becker, M.D.  – Wilmington Health Center: Family Practice including Pediatrics, Transgender – Hormones – FTM/MTF

Kelly Billig, M.D. – Concord Medicine and Pediatrics

Raymond E. Carter, M.D. – Concord Medicine & Pediatrics

Zachary Collins, PA-C – Concord Medicine and Pediatrics

Jeremy Cristol, M.D. – HealthCare Center (Christiana MAP 2): Family Practice including Pediatrics, Transgender – Hormones – FTM/MTF

Anna Filip, M.D. – Wilmington Health Center: Family Practice including Pediatrics, Transgender – Hormones – FTM/MTF

Eric W. Halpern, M.D. – Smyrna and Georgetown:  Internal Medicine, Transgender – Hormones – FTM/MTF

Erin M. Kavanaugh, M.D. – Family Medicine Center-Foulk Road

Ashley E. Panichelli, M.D. – Wilmington Health Center: Family Practice including Pediatrics, Transgender – Hormones – FTM/MTF


Specialty Practices/Resources

Behavioral Health
Brett E. Herb, LCSW – Behavioral Health Outpatient Services (Christiana MAP 2): Individual or Group Therapy/Counseling, Sexual Health, Transgender – Transition counseling and Transition Services Referrals

Endocrinology
Marc Laufgraben, M.D.

James Lenhard, Jr., M.D.

General Surgery
Katherine A. Sahm, M.D.

OB-GYN
Siri Holton, M.D.

Gretchen E.H. Makai, M.D.

Samata McClure, D.O.

Michele Tartaglia, D.O.

Palliative Medicine
Linsey O’Donnell, D.O.

Michael J. Scott, M.D.

Rehabilitation Services
Dale Gregore MS CCC SLP, Speech Therapy

Sports Medicine
Sheila E. Taylor, D.O.

For further assistance contact:
Please feel free to contact Jacqueline Ortiz, Director of Health Equity and Cultural Competence at 302-733-3113 or send an email to: culture@christianacare.org.

For questions regarding gender wellness resources at ChristianaCare, please feel free to contact the Gender Wellness Program: genderwellnessprogram@christianacare.org.

Do you need information about obtaining health insurance?

Choose Health Delaware has information about obtaining health insurance.

Community LGBTQ Resources

PFLAG (Wilmington, DE Chapter), Resource Guide

Delaware PRIDE General Resources

CAMP Rehoboth Resource Guide

United Way of Delaware

The Healthcare Equality Index of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation

ChristianaCare’s Wilmington Hospital and Christiana Hospital have been named Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality 2012-2022.