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

Bone & Joint appointment information – Learn more

For the safety of our patients and caregivers, we have expanded and changed how we deliver care to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Depending on your medical needs, your appointments could take place in-person, by phone or by video. There may be times when an appointment or procedure may be rescheduled. In which case, we will contact you to let you know. Rest assured, all urgent needs will be addressed promptly.

Existing ChristianaCare patients can request an appointment using their patient portal account.

Visitor restrictions are still in place for your protection. Please refer to our visitor policy for more details.

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

Bone & Joint appointment information – Learn more

For the safety of our patients and caregivers, we have expanded and changed how we deliver care to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Depending on your medical needs, your appointments could take place in-person, by phone or by video. There may be times when an appointment or procedure may be rescheduled. In which case, we will contact you to let you know. Rest assured, all urgent needs will be addressed promptly.

Existing ChristianaCare patients can request an appointment using their patient portal account.

Visitor restrictions are still in place for your protection. Please refer to our visitor policy for more details.

Bone & Joint Health

Sports & Lifestyle Medicine

With Locations in Chadds Ford, Newark, and Wilmington

 

To schedule an appointment, call: 302-320-9440. or complete the form below.

Not Just for Athletes

When most people hear the term sports medicine, they think of athletes and sports teams. The truth is sports medicine is not just for athletes playing team sports; it’s also for anyone who enjoys an active lifestyle or wants to be more active. ChristianaCare Sports and Lifestyle Medicine physicians are here to help you pursue your goals for athletics and physical activity. They can help you maximize your performance, prevent or recover from injuries, and overcome physical challenges you may face at home or work, such as the knee, shoulder, or foot pain. No matter what your activity – walking, bicycling, football, tennis, golf, lifting on the job, or running after your kids – we are ready to be your partner in maintaining good health and fitness and preventing injuries.

Why Sports & Lifestyle Medicine?

We are specialists who work with people of all ages to prevent and treat injuries that can result from athletics, exercise, or simply living an active, healthy lifestyle. If you have a musculoskeletal issue related to a sport you participate in, a physical job, or just everyday life, you can count on us for expert care. Our practice is an extension of the care you receive from your primary care doctor.

Common Problems We Treat 

  • Ankle
  • Back or neck pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Elbow, hand, or wrist pain, including tennis elbow
  • Hip pain
  • Knee injuries
  • Muscle strains
  • Obesity
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Shin splints
  • Shoulder pain, rotator cuff injuries, and bursitis
  • Sports-related concussions

Other Specialties that We Work with Closely

To schedule an appointment, call 302-320-9440

Sports & Lifestyle Medicine Locations

Wilmington Hospital
Wilmington Health Center
Second Floor, Station 1
501 W. 14th Street
Wilmington, DE, 19801
Chadds Ford
Concord Health Center
Suite 1200
161 Wilmington-West
Chester Pike
Chadds Ford, PA, 19317
Newark
Health Care Center at Christiana
200 Hygeia Drive, Suite 1360
Newark, DE 19713