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.

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The Medical Group of ChristianaCare

When you choose a doctor or practice that is a part of The Medical Group of ChristianaCare, you benefit from the resources and added efficiency that these practices offer.

The Medical Group comprises community-based primary-care physician and specialty-care practices. We are doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other caregivers employed by ChristianaCare. Managing these practices as a group enables better support for physicians and the ability to serve patients more effectively. Additionally, The Medical Group uses electronic health records to support and promote its patient care quality initiatives.

The Medical Group includes primary care practices and specialty care partners in Delaware and New Jersey. The Medical Group is also partnering with ChristianaCare hospitalists to improve our patients’ continuity of care from primary care to hospital care and back again.

The Medical Group of ChristianaCare’s objectives are to:

  • Work together as a multispecialty group that utilizes best practices and measurable results to deliver safe, accessible, quality, healthcare to the patients we serve.
  • Grow our patient base and support ChristianaCare for primary, specialty, and tertiary care services in the communities it serves.
  • Ensure financial stability of the practices in service to the Health System.
  • Support the educational, research and clinical missions to enhance CCHS’ reputation and market share.

The Medical Group serves its patients by treating the sick to make them healthy, as well as caring for the healthy to keep them well.