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

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

Pastoral Services

Pastoral Services

ChristianaCare recognizes the importance of religion and spirituality in daily life. Spiritual care can bring comfort and well-being, particularly in times of crisis or illness. The Department of Pastoral Services provides interfaith support for patients, families and caregivers.

Our chaplains work closely with your health care team and are available for you, your family and your caregivers while you are in the hospital. Your clergy or members of your faith community are also welcome to visit.

Our chaplains can help you:

  • Maintain your spiritual well-being through prayer, sacraments and support.
  • Deal with difficult issues.
  • Make decisions about your care.
  • Cope with loss.
  • Renew strength and hope.
  • Give thanks.

To speak with a chaplain while you are in the hospital, ask your nurse or another member of the hospital staff to call a chaplain for you. You also may call Pastoral Services at 302-733-1280 (Christiana Hospital) or 302-320-2780 (Wilmington Hospital).

A chapel is located on the first floor of both Wilmington and Christiana hospitals, and inside the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center. These chapels are open to you, your family and friends.

Programs and assistance for community congregations

We offer variety of programs to assist community congregations and faith groups with their health ministries, including congregational care-providers training for laypersons and clergy. We also offer assistance in linking with congregation members who are hospitalized. We are able to tailor programs for individual congregations.

Volunteer chaplains welcome

Community clergy are invited to help provide spiritual, religious and emotional support to patients, families and ChristianaCare staff on an on-call basis. On-call hours are Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. The volunteer chaplain agrees to serve one night per month on-call via pager on-site.

Pastoral Services
Christiana Hospital
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19718 directions
302-733-1280