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

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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: Click here for what to expect at ChristianaCare during COVID-19

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From pregnancy testing, birth planning and high-risk pregnancy advice through to labor, delivery and beyond, The ChristianaCare Center for Reproductive Health specializes in innovative contraceptive techniques and provides comprehensive reproductive health services, especially for patients with complex medical issues.

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From pregnancy testing, birth planning and high-risk pregnancy advice through to labor, delivery and beyond, The ChristianaCare Center for Reproductive Health specializes in innovative contraceptive techniques and provides comprehensive reproductive health services, especially for patients with complex medical issues.

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Center for Reproductive Testing

Our expertise and access to research and technology enable us to provide many women’s health services that are not widely available in Delaware.

Comprehensive birth control counseling

We offer a wide range of contraception options and can match the best method of contraception to your medical and social needs. In addition, we specialize in contraception consultations for women with serious medical conditions.

Confidential, safe, welcoming

Your privacy is important to us. We are located steps away from the main hospital at the Christiana campus, and services are available by appointment. Our office provides an intimate, confidential, welcoming atmosphere that emphasizes dignity and respect for all women. We provide comprehensive counseling for patients considering pregnancy and contraception options.

Nationally recognized

We were selected as the first U.S. community hospital and the only hospital in Delaware to be designated as a Kenneth J. Ryan Residency Training Program Site. This program enhances family-planning training for obstetrics and gynecology residents in the U.S. and Canada.

Financial assistance is available

We accept all major insurance plans, and we offer financial assistance to uninsured or underinsured patients. Our practice has access to the Justice Fund, which provides partial financial assistance, based on a formula tied to the federal poverty level, to women who are unable to pay fully for their care.

Maternal and Fetal Testing

To evaluate the health of a pregnancy and fetus, many types of prenatal test can be performed.

What are the risks and benefits of an ultrasound?

Fetal ultrasound has no known risks other than mild discomfort due to pressure from the transducer on the abdomen or in the vagina. No radiation is used during the procedure.

Transvaginal ultrasound requires covering the ultrasound transducer in a plastic or latex sheath, which may cause a reaction in women with a latex allergy.

Fetal ultrasound is sometimes offered in non medical settings to provide keepsake images or videos for parents. While the ultrasound procedure itself is considered safe, it is possible that untrained personnel may give parents false assurances about their baby’s well-being, or perhaps an abnormality may be missed. Having ultrasound done by trained medical personnel who can correctly interpret findings is recommended. Talk with your doctor or midwife if you have questions.

Center for Reproductive Health

Our services include:

  • Comprehensive family planning.
  • Pregnancy testing.
  • Pregnancy options counseling and surgical services.
  • Counseling on emergency contraception.
  • Adolescent reproductive health care.
  • Management of miscarriage and fetal anomaly.
  • Sterilization services, including tubal ligation and tubal occlusion.
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