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.

ChristianaCare Primary Care

Newark – Pediatric Associates

Pediatric Associates has been a part of Delaware history since 1954. Started by Dr. David Levitsky, MD, it has blossomed into a practice of seven physicians and three nurse practitioners. Over the years, Pediatric Associates has joined ChristianaCare and continues to offer Delaware residents the best team of medical professionals assembled to provide the most advanced pediatric healthcare available.

Services include:

  • Primary medical care for infants and children.
  • Childhood vaccines.
  • Physical examinations.
  • Preventive medicine.
  • Treatment of acute and chronic conditions.

ChristianaCare Pediatric Associates

4735 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Medical Arts Pavilion 2, Suite 1116
Newark, Delaware  19713 directions
302-368-8612

Hours

We are open for routine care from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Weekend and holiday care are available on an emergency basis.

After Hour Emergencies

To reach the on-call pediatrician after hours (for emergencies that cannot wait until the office opens in the morning). Call the answering service: 877-713-1055.

If you do not receive a call back within an hour or so, check again with the answering service to ensure that they have your correct phone number.