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

ChristianaCare Neurosciences

Neuroscience Faculty Accolades

The Neuroscience faculty continues to exemplify the ChristianaCare values of being exceptional today and even better tomorrow. We are proud to have collectively been recognized by the Joint Commission and American Heart Association for our excellence, but individuals have also had outstanding accomplishments. While this team continues to clinically serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners, we are also busy with academic pursuits. Our team members have had a multitude of publications and received many accolades. We would like to recognize the hard work and dedication of these individuals:

Mitra Assadi-Khansari, MD

Pediatric Neurology

Appointments

  1. Received an academic appointment as a Full Professor of Neurology, Thomas Jefferson University, October 2020
  2. Received recognition as a TOP DOC in the Philadelphia Magazine, May 2021

Publications

Assadi, M, Dave, J, Leone, P, Redjal, N, Curtin, A. Enhancement of behavioral and linguistic outcomes in autism spectrum disorder using neuro-navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 74: 151-154, 2020

Research

rAAV oligo001-ASPA Gene Therapy for Treatment of Canavan Disease

Applications

NIH grant application, July 2021:
Application of transcranial magnetic stimulation in autism spectrum disorder

Richard K. Choi, DO

Neurointensivist

Awards

Delaware Today Magazine: Dr. Richard Choi, Neurocritical Care Specialists Top Doctor

Timothy Eden, DNP, APRN, AGNP-BC, AGACNP-BC, SCRN

Interventional Neuroradiology

Publications

Radial artery neuro guide catheter entrapment during mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke: Rescue brachial plexus block.
Satti SR, Sivapatham T, Eden T.
Interv Neuroradiol. 2020 Oct;26(5):681-685. doi: 10.1177/1591019920950889. Epub 2020 Aug 23.
PMID: 32830565

Anatomic Snuffbox (Distal Radial Artery) and Radial Artery Access for Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms with FDA-Approved Flow Diverters.
Kühn AL, Satti SR, Eden T, de Macedo Rodrigues K, Singh J, Massari F, Gounis MJ, Puri AS.
AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2021 Mar;42(3):487-492. doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A6953. Epub 2021 Jan 14.
PMID: 33446501

Kimberly P. Gannon, MD, PhD

Vascular Neurologist

Publications

The Shadow Epidemic: COVID-19 and Stroke in Delaware’s Only Comprehensive Stroke Center
Yaddanapudi SS, Gannon K, Satti SR
Delaware Medical Journal. Jan-Feb 2021. Vol 95. No 1.

Faculty appointment

Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University: Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology

Awards

Delaware Today magazine: Dr. Kimberly P. Gannon, Neurology Stroke Clinic Top Doctor 2020

Jennifer Miller, MD

Neurointensivist

Awards

Delaware Today Magazine: Dr. Jennifer Miller, Neurocritical Care Specialists Top Doctor

John Pollard, MD

Clinical Neurophysiology, Epilepsy Neurology, Neurology

Publications

Association of Epileptic and Nonepileptic Seizures and Changes in Circulating Plasma Proteins Linked to Neuroinflammation
Neurology. 2021 Mar 9;96(10):e1443-e1452.
Authors
John M Gledhill 1, Elizabeth J Brand 1, John R Pollard 1, Richard D St Clair 1, Todd M Wallach 1, Peter B Crino 2

Trends in oral anticoagulant co-prescription with antiepileptic drugs among adults with epilepsy, 2010-2018
Epilepsy Behav
Authors
Emily K Acton 1, Michael A Gelfand 2, Sean Hennessy 3, Sharon X Xie 4, John R Pollard 5, Scott E Kasner 2, Allison W Willis 6

Classical Drug Digitoxin Inhibits Influenza Cytokine Storm, With Implications for Covid-19 Therapy
In Vivo. Nov-Dec 2020;34(6):3723-3730.
Authors
Bette S Pollard # 1, Jorge C BLANCOl # 2, John R Pollard 3

The Impact of COVID-19 on Epilepsy Care: A Survey of the American Epilepsy Society Membership
Epilepsy Curr. 2020 Sep;20(5):316-324.
Authors
Dara V F Albert 1, Rohit R Das 2, Jayant N Acharya 3, Jong Woo Lee 4, John R Pollard 5 6, Vineet Punia 7, Joy A Keller 8, Aatif M Husain 9

Jonathan Raser-Schramm, MD, PhD

Vascular Neurology

Awards

Delaware Today Magazine: Dr. Jonathan Raser-Schramm, Neurology Stroke Clinic Top Doctor 2020.

Sudhakar Satti

Interventional Neuroradiology

Publications

Radial Access for Neurovascular Procedures.
Satti SR, Vance AZ.
Semin Intervent Radiol. 2020 Jun;37(2):182-191. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1709173. Epub 2020 May 14.
PMID: 32419731

First Pass Effect in Patients Treated With the Trevo Stent-Retriever: A TRACK Registry Study Analysis.
Mokin M, Primiani CT, Castonguay AC, Nogueira RG, Haussen DC, English JD, Satti SR, Chen J, Farid H, Borders C, Veznedaroglu E, Binning MJ, Puri A, Vora NA, Budzik RF, Dabus G, Linfante I, Janardhan V, Alshekhlee A, Abraham MG, Edgell R, Taqi MA, Khoury RE, Majjhoo AQ, Kabbani MR, Froehler MT, Finch I, Ansari SA, Novakovic R, Nguyen TN, Zaidat OO.
Front Neurol. 2020 Feb 18;11:83. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2020.00083. eCollection 2020.
PMID: 32132966

A Critical Assessment of the Golden Hour and the Impact of Procedural Timing in Stroke Thrombectomy.
Wessell AP, Carvalho HDP, Le E, Cannarsa G, Kole MJ, Stokum JA, Chryssikos T, Miller TR, Chaturvedi S, Gandhi D, Yarbrough K, Satti SR, Jindal G.
AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2020 May;41(5):822-827. doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A6556.
PMID: 32414902

Radial artery neuro guide catheter entrapment during mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke: Rescue brachial plexus block.
Satti SR, Sivapatham T, Eden T.
Interv Neuroradiol. 2020 Oct;26(5):681-685. doi: 10.1177/1591019920950889. Epub 2020 Aug 23.
PMID: 32830565

A proposed framework for cerebral venous congestion.
Arun A, Amans MR, Higgins N, Brinjikji W, Sattur M, Satti SR, Nakaji P, Luciano M, Huisman TA, Moghekar A, Pereira VM, Meng R, Fargen K, Hui FK.
Neuroradiol J. 2021 Jul 5:19714009211029261. doi: 10.1177/19714009211029261. Online ahead of print.
PMID: 34224274

Distal radial artery (snuffbox) access for carotid artery stenting – Technical pearls and procedural set-up.
Kühn AL, Singh J, Moholkar VM, Satti SR, Rodrigues KM, Massari F, Gounis MJ, McGowan A, Puri AS.
Interv Neuroradiol. 2021 Apr;27(2):241-248. doi: 10.1177/1591019920959537. Epub 2020 Sep 13.
PMID: 32924692

Anatomic Snuffbox (Distal Radial Artery) and Radial Artery Access for Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms with FDA-Approved Flow Diverters.
Kühn AL, Satti SR, Eden T, de Macedo Rodrigues K, Singh J, Massari F, Gounis MJ, Puri AS.
AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2021 Mar;42(3):487-492. doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A6953. Epub 2021 Jan 14.
PMID: 33446501

Pivotal trial of the Neuroform Atlas stent for treatment of posterior circulation aneurysms: one-year outcomes.
Jankowitz BT, Jadhav AP, Gross B, Jovin TG, Alhajeri AA, Fraser JF, Hanel RA, Sauvageau E, Aghaebrahim A, Frei D, Bellon R, Loy D, Puri AS, Malek AM, Thomas A, Toth G, Lopes DK, Crowley RW, Arthur AS, Reavey-Cantwell J, Lin E, Siddiqui AH, Alexander MJ, Khaldi A, Colby GP, Caplan JM, Satti SR, Turk AS, Spiotta AM, Klucznik R, Hallam DK, Kung D, Froehler MT, Callison RC, Kan P, Hetts SW, Zaidat OO.
J Neurointerv Surg. 2021 Mar 15:neurintsurg-2020-017115. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2020-017115. Online ahead of print.
PMID: 33722961

Major complications of dural venous sinus stenting for idiopathic intracranial hypertension: case series and management considerations.
Townsend RK, Jost A, Amans MR, Hui F, Bender MT, Satti SR, Maurer R, Liu K, Brinjikji W, Fargen KM.
J Neurointerv Surg. 2021 Apr 28:neurintsurg-2021-017361. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2021-017361. Online ahead of print.
PMID: 33911014

Artery of Davidoff and Schechter: A Large Angiographic Case Series of Dural AV Fistulas
Sedora-Roman NI, Rodriguez P, Nasser H, Cox M. Ramchand P,
Choudhri,O, Satti SR, Kung D, Pukenas B, Hurst RW
The Neurohospitalist. June 2021. https://doi.org/10.1177/19418744211022217

The Shadow Epidemic: COVID-19 and Stroke in Delaware’s Only Comprehensive Stroke Center
Yaddanapudi SS, Gannon K, Satti SR
Delaware Medical Journal. Jan-Feb 2021. Vol 95. No 1.

Prestroke Disability and Outcome after Thrombectomy for Emergent Anterior Circulation Large Vessel Occlusion Stroke

Waimei Amy Tai, MD

Vascular Neurology

Appointments

  1. FAAN (Fellow of American Academy of Neurology)
  2. Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology at Thomas Jefferson