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 Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine at Concord

Weekend warriors, serious athletes, and those seeking an active lifestyle trust ChristianaCare’s sports medicine physicians in Chadds Ford, PA, to help them achieve their goals. Our doctors have special training in preventing and treating sports injuries and other health issues for people of any age who enjoy all types and levels of physical activity.

Our sports medicine specialists at Concord, on Route 202 North, offer excellent care for a variety of conditions and services, including:

  • Acute and chronic muscle injuries, such as muscle pulls, shin splints, and sprains
  • Osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease
  • Joint and ligament issues, including tendonitis, trigger finger, and torn ligaments
  • Stress fractures
  • Performance issues and return to play management

Your Concord doctor also works with a team of specialty clinicians with the expertise you need to fully recover from an injury or develop an active lifestyle. If you need an orthopedic surgeon, physical therapist, nutritionist, sports psychologist, or another clinician, your sports medicine specialist will refer you to the right person. Then they will do the necessary follow-up to ensure your recovery is going smoothly.
To schedule an appointment with a sports medicine physician at Concord, call 302-320-9440.

Learn more about ChristianaCare Sports Medicine services and additional locations in Delaware