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.

Imaging Services


An ultrasound exam (also known as a sonogram) is a diagnostic imaging study that uses high-frequency sound waves to provide images of internal areas of your body. It is particularly useful in producing images of “soft” tissue areas (like your heart and abdominal organs) because it can differentiate between different forms of tissue. Ultrasound can also show real-time internal motion, like the beating of your heart and the flowing of blood through your veins.

A common use of ultrasound is with pregnant women to assess how their babies are developing.

How it works

An ultrasound is painless, and there are no aftereffects. No radiation is used, so this procedure is very safe, even for pregnant women. In an ultrasound exam, sound waves far above the range of human hearing penetrate your body. When your internal organs reflect back the sound waves, a computer records and interprets the resulting echoes and generates an image of the area of your body being examined.

Preparing for your ultrasound

Some ultrasound exams require no special preparation. But in other cases, you may be required to avoid all food and drink for six hours beforehand. Or you may be required to drink specific amounts of water an hour before the exam.

To help in the reading of your study, please bring any previous ultrasound results you may have with you to your appointment.

The procedure

Typically, the exam itself only takes about 30 to 45 minutes. You will be asked to lie on a comfortable, padded table, and your ultrasound technologist (or sonographer) will spread a warm transmitting gel over the area of your body being scanned. He or she will then run a wand-like instrument (called a transducer) lightly through the gel a number of times. A video screen will immediately display moving images of the area being examined, and the images will be recorded for analysis. For certain exams, the transducer is inserted into the body to get a closer look at the area being studied.

The images produced by your ultrasound will be reviewed by a certified radiologist, and a report will be sent to your doctor, usually within 24 hours. Your doctor will explain the results to you and what they mean relative to your particular health issues and treatment.

Request an appointment online, or call 302-838-3088 or toll-free 877-838-3088.