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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Rehabilitation Services

Educational Support Groups

To safely serve our patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of our support groups are  meeting virtually. Please call for details on joining each group.

The Stroke and Brain Injury Support and Education Group
Meets the third Friday of every month from 12 to 1 p.m.
Call 302-838-4700 for details on joining this group.

The Aphasia Book Club
Meets every Monday from 12 to 1 p.m. over a series of up to 10 weeks, depending on the book being discussed
Call for details 302-838-4700 on joining this group.
$10 per person/per session

Aphasia Education Group
There are currently two groups that meet virtually once a month.
Call 302-838-4700 or 302-320-7610 for details on joining these sessions.

Parkinson’s Disease Support Groups
There are currently four different groups that meet virtually once a month. Newly diagnosed patients are encouraged to call 302-623-4050. Current patients can call the followings sites for meeting details:

Springside Plaza
302-838-4700

Smyrna Health and Wellness Center
302-659-4500

Wilmington Hospital
302-320-6920

Laryngectomy Education and Support Group
Meets the third Thursday of the month from 12 to 1 p.m.
Call 302-623-4050 for details on joining this group.

Multiple Sclerosis Education and Support Group
Meets the first Thursday of every month from 11 to noon.
Call 302-449-3050 for details on joining this group.