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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A Nurturing Place for Families

While you’ve been expecting your new addition to the family, we’ve been looking forward to caring for you at our new Center for Women’s & Children’s Health.

You can trust the dedicated team at ChristianaCare for all the moments of your journey. As your family grows, we’ll be there to guide your health and well-being at every step.

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We guide women and their families through the most important moments of their lives.

The ChristianaCare Center for Women’s & Children’s Health provides a warm, inviting setting for innovative labor, delivery, and newborn care.

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Welcome to the Center for Women’s & Children’s Health! When you are expecting a baby, there are many decisions to make — and choosing where you’ll deliver your baby is one of the most important. The experienced health care professionals on our labor and delivery teams are committed to providing the expert care and personal attention you and your baby deserve. We have created a virtual tour so that you will know what to expect on this special journey.

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“This investment in the health of the community will provide state-of-the-art, high-quality comprehensive specialty care for women and children across the lifespan and critical care to infants. With the opening of this new building, ChristianaCare will be the only hospital in the region with couplet care in the NICU, keeping moms and babies together.”

JANICE E. NEVIN, M.D., MPH
PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, CHRISTIANACARE

Building on our Legacy of Excellence

From our specially-trained physicians and maternity nurses to our comprehensive parenting education programs, we are committed to providing the personalized care that reflects the importance of this life-changing event.

 

A Caring, Expert Partner in Health

As a health system, ChristianaCare remains committed to serving women at all stages of life and offers exceptional care that incorporates best practices and the latest technology available. Our OB-GYN services are available at convenient locations throughout the area. After a complete assessment, a personalized treatment plan is prepared for every patient. A range of treatment options that aim to be minimally invasive are available for uterine fibroids, abdominal bleeding, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, and many other conditions.

COVID-19 Note

During these challenging times, ChristianaCare remains committed to serving you, our neighbors. As your expert caring partners, we thank you for your trust. We look forward to seeing you in our new state-of-the-art Center for Women’s & Children’s Health on the Christiana Hospital Campus in Newark, Delaware.