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.

Wound Care

When to Refer Your Patient

If you have a patient with any of the conditions listed below, your patient may benefit from a referral to ChristianaCare Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center.

Common indications for advanced wound therapy:

  • Pressure ulcers
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Traumatic wound
  • Venous stasis ulcers
  • Surgical wounds
  • Chronic non healing wounds
  • Ischemic ulcers

Approved indications for HBO treatment:

  • Acute sensory hearing loss
  • Acute retinal artery occlusion
  • Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
  • Diabetic ulcer of the lower extremity
  • Osteoradionecrosis as an adjunct to conventional treatment
  • Preparation & preservation of compromised skin graft
  • Soft tissue radionecrosis (radiation cystitis/proctitis, osteoradionecrosis, etc.)

Call to Schedule an Appointment or fax a referral:

Call: 302-320-4050 or Fax: 302-762-3705

As part of ChristianaCare, the ChristianaCare Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center is Joint Commission certified.

 

ChristianaCare Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center
Riverside Medical Arts Complex
Suite 300, 700 Lea Blvd.
Wilmington, DE 19802 directions
302-320-4050
302-762-3705 fax
ChristianaCare Cecil Campus
106 Bow Street
Elkton, MD 21921 directions
443-406-1825
443-406-1829 fax