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.

Seeking Support

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Going through a trauma such as losing a baby can leave someone feeling depressed and unable to think clearly about the steps that must follow. As part of this, building up the strength to ask for help can be difficult, but can make things a little easier.

Our staff are always there to help you in any way possible and can point you in the direction of anything else you might need to help you go forward.

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Where to Find Help

Your Health Insurance Provider

If you have health insurance, your insurance card should have a toll free number for member services you can call to ask for help in finding a behavioral health provider close to you.

Your Employer

If your employer has an EAP (Employee Assistance Program), you may be able to receive additional help at no cost to you. Contact the Human Resources Department at your place of employment to inquire about this benefit and other possible resources.

Your Faith Community

Your religious or spiritual leader may be able to support you while you cope with your loss.

ChristianaCare Center for Women’s Emotional Wellness

Licensed, highly skilled and caring specialists in behavioral health who provide outpatient counseling and medication treatment for individuals affected by perinatal loss. Call 302-733-6662 or email cwew@christianacare.org.

ChristianaCare Loving Arms Parent Support Group

On the third Monday of every month, 6:15 – 7:45 p.m., Christiana Hospital, Conference room 1000.

Please join other parents who have also suffered a loss. The Loving Arms Parent Support Group is a self-help group that provides time to ask questions, share thoughts or just listen. The support group is here to help parents and families who have had an ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death. 
You can come by yourself, with your spouse, partner, or bring a friend. You can come to talk, or just listen.

To confirm the date of the next Loving Arms Parent Support Group meeting and for more information about the annual memorial service please call 302-733-4367.