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.

Mobile Health Services

Coming Summer 2022

With the generous support of Barclays, ChristianaCare is proud to introduce Mobile Health Services to the community. These services will enhance ChristianaCare’s mission to serve our neighbors as expert, caring partners in their health. With the vans, ChristianaCare will partner with local community organizations to provide services where they are needed most.

Over the upcoming weeks the schedule of locations and services will be finalized and released to the community.

In the interim, we are pleased to be able to participate in these upcoming community events:

Health Fair Block Party

June 4, 2022
Noon – 4:00 pm
Burton Winchester (Prices) Park
East 24th & Pine Streets
Wilmington, DE 19802
Blood pressure screenings, pediatric vision and hearing screenings and social determinants of health screenings.

Laurel Public Library’s Block Party

June 11, 2022
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
101 East 4th Street. Laurel, DE
Blood pressure screenings, pediatric vision and hearing screenings and social determinants of health screenings.

Eviction Defense Resource Fair

June 25, 2022
Noon – 3:00 pm
Rt. 9 Library & Innovation Center
3022 New Castle Avenue
New Castle, DE 19720
Blood pressure screenings, pediatric vision and hearing screenings and social determinants of health screenings.

 


 

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