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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Women with anxiety disorders such as social anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder and obsessive compulsive disorders are often living lives of distress and exhaustion. This can take its toll and even lead into depression, which turns worrying into fear, irrational thoughts and a reduction in willingness to deal with the issues.

For us, mental health is as important as physical health which is why we offer specialist mental care just for women, helping them explore the causes for their illness and providing guidance and treatment at every step.

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Are you in crisis?

Call the Center for Women’s Emotional Wellness on 302-733-6662.

If you feel you pose an immediate danger to yourself, your baby or others, please call 911 or immediately go to the emergency room of Wilmington Hospital or Christiana Hospital.

You can also call our Psychiatric Crisis Team 24 hours a day 302-320-2118. They are a group of specially trained registered nurses who are available 24 hours a day for emergency response. The team offers immediate intervention for those in crisis because of psychiatric illness.

Services

Other specific services include:

  • The Center for Women’s Emotional Wellness that supports women before, during and after pregnancy.
  • When you had your baby, you expected to feel joy and an unbreakable bond with this new little life, but instead there may be despair, panic and sadness. If you are experiencing these kinds of emotions, ChristianaCare offer support to those suffering from a perinatal mood disorder, perinatal anxiety, or both.
  • The Center for Women’s Emotional Wellness offers a comprehensive program available to you during pregnancy and after delivery.
  • These disorders are very treatable, and you can recover.
  • For people who are caring for a loved one and are finding themselves in need of help. We have a large number of resources available and can help you manage your own feelings, while you help to care for someone else.

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Support for pregnant women and new moms

  • Every Thursday between 6-7pm we run a free Support Group.
  • No registration required.
  • Christiana Hospital Maternity Building Room 1900 (Women’s Health Practice) 4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19718 directions
  • Discuss and share: Adjustment challenges, depression, or anxiety during pregnancy and after your baby is born. Coping methods and concerns during the adjustment period and challenges of new motherhood.

For more information, call 302-733-6662 or e-mail cwew@christianacare.org.

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