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.

Nutrition Services

Individual Nutrition Counseling

Individual nutritition counseling is available to anyone who wishes to eat a healthier diet, whether to lose weight, improve cardiovascular health or even just feel better. Nutrition counseling can be especially helpful for people with with special nutritional needs. These include:

  • Anemia.
  • Anorexia nervosa.
  • Arthritis.
  • Bariatric surgery.
  • Bulimia.
  • Cancer.
  • Celiac disease.
  • Cardiovascular disease.
  • Crohn’s disease.
  • Diabetes.
  • Diverticulitis.
  • Eating disorders.
  • Food allergies.
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
  • Heart disease.
  • Heartburn.
  • High blood pressure.
  • High cholesterol.
  • Hypoglycemia.
  • Irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Kidney disease/renal diets.
  • Lactose intolerance.
  • Metabolic syndrome.
  • Obesity.
  • Osteoporosis.
  • Pancreatitis.
  • Prenatal nutrition.
  • Sports nutrition.
  • Ulcerative colitis.
  • Weight gain.
  • Weight management.
  • Other nutritional needs or diets as ordered by your doctor.

During an individual nutrition-counseling assessment, you will meet one-to-one with a registered dietitian. After reviewing your medical and nutritional history, our registered dietitian will create a personalized nutrition care plan for you. The dietitian will work with you to establish goals that will assist with your individual nutritional needs.

Appointments with a registered dietitian are available in Newark, Wilmington, and Middletown. To schedule an appointment call 302-623-3053.

Nutrition Services
4735 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713
Medical Arts Pavilion 2 (MAP 2), Suite 1211 directions
302-623-3053