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

Swank Center for Memory Care
and Geriatric Consultation

Support and Education

If you or a loved one has a problem with memory or another cognitive ability, we may be able to help

At the Swank Center for Memory Care and Geriatric Consultation, we are here to support you and your family during the diagnosis and treatment of your memory disorder. Our multidisciplinary team offers:

  • Help scheduling consultations and diagnostic tests with neurologists, neuropsychologists, geriatric psychiatrists and other behavioral health specialists.
  • Resource referral support from Swank Center for Memory Care and Geriatric Consultation staff, who can help you identify and access services throughout ChristianaCare and the community at large.
  • Collaborative patient care follow-up with your primary care provider.
  • Caregiver education and referrals for additional support and/or education.
  • Collaboration with community agencies and regional programs.
  • Caregiver Support Group, for caregivers with loved ones who have moderate to severe memory disorders.
  • Caregiver Counseling, for caregivers who are new to caring for people with memory issues.

Turn to the Swank Center for Memory Care and Geriatric Consultation during this challenging time. To learn more about how we can help, please call us at 302-320-2620.

Swank Center for Memory Care and Geriatric Consultation
Wilmington Hospital
501 W. 14th Street
Gateway Building, 5th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801 directions
302-320-2620