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.

Education

Delaware Branch Campus

ChristianaCare is designated as a participating hospital at both Sidney Kimmel Medical College and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in offering students the opportunity to complete their 3rd and 4th year clinical rotations exclusively at ChristianaCare through the Delaware Branch Campus Program.

The Delaware Branch Campus at the ChristianaCare provides a unique opportunity for students to rotate at a combined top-rated tertiary care medical center and growing inner city community hospital. Training is offered at the Center for Heart & Vascular Health, The Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, Women’s and Children’s Health Services and the Breast Center.

ChristianaCare offers a strong culture of teaching and opportunity to build community. Students are a valued team member and work directly with fully engaged faculty and residents. Students experience opportunity to build personal relationships and receive one-on-one mentoring with faculty and receive personalized Letters of Recommendation.

Our commitment to exploring the science of medicine keeps clinicians at the top of their specialties and attracts the best and the brightest to serve as faculty and mentors in our fully accredited undergraduate student rotations. ChristianaCare is where tomorrow’s health care providers learn state-of-the-art medical care.

Students who have participated in the Delaware Branch Campus have matched in well-established residency programs nationally in the top five specialties of family medicine, internal medicine, anesthesiology, emergency medicine and pediatrics.

Students interested in applying to the Delaware Branch Campus from Sidney Kimmel Medical College and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, should contact us at UME@ChristianaCare.org.

Frequently Asked Questions about Delaware Branch Campus.