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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Coping With Loss

Losing your baby is one of the most distressing experiences you’ll ever go through. We are here to help, support and advice through all that follows after a devastating and difficult event.

Remembering Your Baby

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Creating lasting memories of the short time you had with your baby can help you navigate through the journey of grief and healing. We are here to help you in any way we can to create those memories in a meaningful and lasting way.

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Creating Memories

While still at the hospital, if seeing and holding your baby feels right to you, staff members are here to help carry out your wishes. Giving your baby a name is also meaningful.

Think about whether you would like photographs taken. Many who have lost a baby find comfort in these photos later on in their grieving process.

A memory box is also something that can help. Some choose to get a lock of hair, hand and foot prints, a hospital bracelet, your baby’s blanket or any other item that speaks to you in your time of grief.

Whatever your desires are, we will do everything we can to accommodate them during this sobre time.

Annual Memorial Service

Each year there is an interfaith memorial service where families and friends can come together with others who have all suffered the loss of a baby.

The Tree of Remembrance

The Tree of Remembrance is located on the Christiana Hospital Campus near the pond by the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center. There is a path leading down to the Bronze Tree near the white gazebo. There you will find the Tree with names of babies, who have passed, engraved onto the leaves. For more information please call 302-733-4367.