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.

ChristianaCare

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.

Concord – Endocrinology

Endocrinology at Concord

Endocrinology is a medical specialty that focuses on the endocrine system. The endocrine system consists of several glands which secretes hormones, such as the thyroid, pituitary, and pancreas. Endocrinologists focus on caring for people with glandular problems, which often result when someone has too much or too little of a hormone.

Endocrinologists treat a variety of problems of the endocrine system, such as:

  • Diabetes (Types 1 and 2 and gestational)
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Thyroid nodules/Goiter
  • Addison’s disease
  • Grave’s disease
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Low testosterone
  • Growth hormone deficiency

ChristianaCare Endocrinology Specialists, with additional office locations in the greater Wilmington area, understand the challenges of managing a chronic condition. Our physicians and staff are here to help you take control. Your endocrinologist at Concord will provide specialty care for patients with diabetes, thyroid, and other endocrine disorders. With a certified diabetes educator and support staff, you can receive comprehensive diabetes care, including individualized diabetes education.

If you need lab or imaging services, get them taken care of at the Concord Health Center.

To make an appointment with a Concord endocrinologist, please call 302-661-3070.