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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Breast health is an important part of a woman’s overall wellbeing and needs regular checking by both the individual and their caregiver to ensure there are no abnormalities such as lumps, pain or discharge.

At ChristianaCare, we have expert health professionals on hand to provide world-class advice, diagnosis and treatment for women at all stages of their life and our multi-award winning Breast Center is available to all women who need routine screenings or further diagnostic procedures and treatments.

Designed by breast-health specialists and women just like you, the ChristianaCare Breast Center at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute is the only facility in the region devoted exclusively to breast care, diagnosis and treatment

Call the Breast Center to schedule an appointment at 302-623-4200 or book an appointment here.

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On-site capabilities and services include:

  • 3D Mammography.
  • Digital mammography.
  • The only dedicated breast MRI unit in the region.
  • Breast ultrasound.
  • Private consultation areas.
  • Clinical breast exams with optional self-exam education.
  • Financial resources.
  • Images read on-site.
  • Urgent cases evaluated within 24 hours.
  • Surgeons available for consultation.
    Minimally invasive breast biopsies.
  • Follow-up services and care management coordinated with referring physician.

Annual screening mammography does not require a prescription or referral from your doctor or health care provider. You must have the name of your referring doctor so we may send them the results of your screening.

Diagnostic mammography, breast ultrasound, and breast MRI require a prescription from your doctor, nurse practitioner or medical provider. For you convenience, we accepts most insurance plans.

We have made several of our forms available for patients to download. Filling these out in advance of your first visit with a surgeon or the Breast Center will allow you to complete them at your convenience and bring them to the office on the day of your visit.

If you are new to either of our practices or haven’t had an office visit in greater than 6 months, we encourage you to download, print, and fill out the patient forms. We request that returning patients’ complete new medical history forms every 6 months to keep our records current. Upon arrival, please be prepared to review one additional form that is pertinent to the day of your appointment and update your contact information.

Please don’t forget your insurance card, driver’s license and referral with you to your appointment. If you have any questions about which form to fill out please call our office. Thank you. If you’re unable to open these files, you may need to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader program.

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