Flu season visitor restriction – age 16 or older (Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu) – Mayores de 16 años.)

Flu Season Visitor Restriction

Visitors temporarily restricted to age 16 or older

As a safety first organization, ChristianaCare is implementing a temporary visitation age restriction starting Tuesday, Jan. 21. This temporary restriction protects patients, their loved ones and health care workers during this time of extremely high number of influenza cases and other respiratory illnesses circulating in our community.

The new restrictions limit visitors to patients in Christiana and Wilmington hospitals to persons age 16 or older. Children and teens younger than 16 years are most likely to get the flu and remain contagious longer than adults. This restriction does not apply to outpatient and ambulatory services.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

For more information about the Flu visit our Health Library.

Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu)

Temporalmente solo se permiten los visitantes mayores de 16 años.

Como una organización que promueve la seguridad ante todo, ChristianaCare está implementando una restricción temporal en la edad de visitantes a partir del viernes 21 de enero. Esta restricción temporal protege a los pacientes, a sus seres queridos y al personal de cuidados de salud durante esta época con un número extremadamente alto de casos de influenza y de otras enfermedades respiratorias que circulan en nuestra comunidad.

Las nuevas restricciones, en los hospitales Christiana y Wilmington, sólo permiten visitas a pacientes de personas mayores de 16 años. Los niños y adolescentes menores de 16 años son más propensos a contraer el flu y son contagiosos por más tiempo que los adultos. Esta restricción no aplica a las áreas de servicios ambulatorios.

Gracias por su comprensión y cooperación.

Para más información sobre la gripe, visite nuestra Biblioteca de Salud.

Christiana Care Breast Centerat the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute

Fast Breast MRI

For decades, mammography has been the number one screening tool for detecting breast cancer. Today, while mammography is still a valuable tool, doctors may also use MRI to screen for breast cancer in high-risk women. But what if you’re not high risk? You still may benefit from additional screening beyond mammography, and ChristianaCare is now offering another option.

The ChristianaCare Breast Center at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute is the first in Delaware to offer Fast Breast MRI, a shortened version of conventional MRI. It is useful for women who have dense breast tissue or have a higher than average (intermediate) risk of developing breast cancer.

While mammography catches many breast cancers, it doesn’t catch them all. Fast Breast MRI offers extra screening for women who have had negative mammograms and do not have any current breast problems.

What is a Fast Breast MRI?

  • A shorter test than full breast MRI that takes about 10 minutes to complete.
  • A test that may find breast cancer that does not show on a mammogram or ultrasound.
  • An extra screening that does not replace your yearly mammogram.

Who can get a Fast Breast MRI?

  • Women with dense breast tissue seen on mammography.
  • Women with a lifetime risk of breast cancer of 15-20%. (If you would like us to calculate your risk, call 302-623-4343.)

Why have a Fast Breast MRI?

  • Dense breast tissue can make it harder to find cancer on a mammogram and may be linked to an increased risk of cancer.
  • Women with a higher than average (intermediate) lifetime risk may benefit from this extra breast cancer screening.

What is needed for a Fast Breast MRI?

  • Prescription from your doctor.
  • Normal mammogram within the prior year.

Fast Breast MRI is a self-pay test that costs less than a full breast MRI. To learn more, call 302-623-4273.

ChristianaCare Breast Center
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, Suite 1400 (West Entrance)
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 directions