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.

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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.

Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Services

Osteoporosis is a silent disease with no symptoms, yet it can have a huge impact on your health. Patients often find out they have osteoporosis only after they break a bone. Early screening and detection gives you your best chance at halting bone loss and maximizing your bone health.

ChristianaCare’s Strong Bones Program can assess and treat your bone health and reduce your risk of breaking a bone. There is no cure for osteoporosis, but the Strong Bones Program can help you be your strongest self.

The Strong Bones program helps you and your bone health by:

  • Assesssing your risk through a bone density scan (DXA).
  • Improving follow-up care if you’re at risk for breaking a bone through our innovative fracture liaison service.
  • Partnering with your primary care doctor by providing focused care with an effective treatment plan.

About Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition in which bone density and quality are reduced, resulting in bone fragility. Osteoporosis is a silent disease, because there are no symptoms until a bone breaks.

Osteoporosis Causes

Your bone density depends on a variety of genetic, lifestyle and medical factors. Some factors, such as diet and exercise, can be controlled; others must be managed.

Osteoporosis Treatment

It’s never too early to think about building healthy bones. Even through childhood and adolescence, the decisions we make, foods we eat and many other factors can lead to a lower bone density that will result in osteoporosis years later. It’s also never too late to take control of your bone health, or take steps to reduce your risk.

Bone Density (DXA) Scan

Having a baseline understanding of your fracture risk is a key first step in improving your bone health. A bone density (DXA) scan is the test that measures the health of your bones.