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.

Community Health Libraries

Community Health Libraries

Our library’s staff is available to help you find answers to your important health questions.

Our library offers information and insight about your health condition

At the Junior Board Cancer Resource Library you can:

  • Learn about your health condition or that of your loved one through our collection of electronic and print resources. Our content includes information about prevention, diagnosis, treatment, coping, and survivorship, with many resources in Spanish.
  • Gain greater insight into the disease through our electronic and print newsletters, books, CDs, and DVDs.
  • Relax with our collection of videos and music, with topics including relaxation, exercise, meditation, and more.
  • Use computers to use to access health information that matters to you. The health information material comes in various languages. Also, you can use the computers to stay in touch with family and friends while getting care.

Request a search of materials focused on your health condition, treatment, and other needs

Our community health librarians can help you find the right web, video, audio, and print information about your health condition, its treatment, and other related topics. These searches are tailored to your needs and your desired learning. You can request a search in-person or by phone. We’ll send you the results by mail or e-mail. To learn more, call us at 302-623-4580.

Community Health Library
Junior Board Cancer Resource Library
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Room 1106
Newark, DE 19713 directions
302-623-4580
Open: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To request health information or to learn more about our services, contact us at 302-623-4580 or e-mail cancerlibrary@christiancare.org.