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: 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: Click here for what to expect at ChristianaCare during COVID-19

Behavioral Health

Multidisciplinary Autism Program

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For people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), navigating the world and finding support can be challenging. ChristianaCare’s Multidisciplinary Autism Program is here to help children, adolescents and adults with ASD make sense of the world around them and be more at ease in it.

Unlike some other programs that only diagnose ASD, ChristianaCare’s program, led by psychiatrist Narpinder K. Malhi, M.D., offers complete services, from diagnosis through treatment. We work with patients to set and meet goals, no matter their skill level or area of need.

Getting an accurate diagnosis is key to finding treatment options that will lead to the best possible outcome. A psychiatrist, a psychologist and a licensed clinical social worker will evaluate your child or other family member over one or two visits. The evaluation includes:

  • A complete medical history.
  • Physical examination.
  • Developmental assessment tools.
  • Psychiatric evaluation.
  • Advanced testing tools, as needed, such as the Gilliam Autism Rating Scale 2 (GARS-2), which estimates the severity of the disorder, and the Social Communication Questionnaire (SCQ), a tool to measure social skills.

Treating ASD

ChristianaCare offers a family-centered environment where our team of specialists works together to create a treatment plan for your child or other family member that may include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy.
  • Developmental and relationship-based therapy.
  • Family therapy and group therapy to improve social skills.
  • Medication
  • Treatment for associated psychiatric conditions such as ADHD, anxiety, depression and behavior disorders.
  • Additional services from a broad range of experts throughout ChristianaCare, such as neurologists, speech and occupational therapists, nutritionists and others.

Our team is here for your family as you find your way forward after an ASD diagnosis.

To schedule an evaluation, call us at 302-320-9108.

Multidisciplinary Autism Program

Wilmington Hospital
501 W. 14th Street
Gateway Building, Ste. 1E40
Wilmington, DE 19801 directions
302-320-9108