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.

27th Annual E.G. Scott Microbiology Symposium

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Purpose

This symposium is designed as an update for microbiology technologists and other professionals on current issues in clinical microbiology.

Date/Time

Tuesday – Thursday, October 13, 14, 15, 2020 (11:00am-2:00pm)
Location: Zoom Videoconference
(Optional virtual break out sessions with vendors after each speaker)

Speakers

Elitza S. Theel, PhD.
Topic: Lyme Testing and SARS-CoV2 Serology Updates
Rebecca M. Harris, MD
Topic: Challenges in Pediatric Parasitology
Sean Zhang, MD, PhD (ABMM)
Topic: Fungal Updates Including MALDI-TOF ID of Fungi
Richard L. Hodinka, PhD., F(AMM)
Topic: SARS-CoV-2 Molecular Laboratory Diagnosis
Kenneth P. Smith, PhD.
Topic: Artificial Intelligence in Microbiology – Now and in the Future

Who Should Attend

Laboratorians, directors, managers, supervisors, infection control practitioners, and physicians from hospitals, universities, and public health industries.

Continuing Education

5.0 ASCLS P.A.C.E. Continuing Medical Education credits anticipated.

REGISTRATION

The registration fee for this symposium is $40. Please contact the CME office at:
302-623-3882.