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: New Visitation Guidelines. Click here for what to expect at ChristianaCare during COVID-19.

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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: New Visitation Guidelines. Click here for what to expect at ChristianaCare during COVID-19.

Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

Our Compassionate, Highly-Specialized Doctors and Care Providers

One of the advantages of coming to ChristianaCare is that you’ll receive specialized care from not just your physician, but from an entire team of experts who collaborate on documenting your seizures and recommending the most effective treatment options.

Epilepsy Test, Harness

Below are some of the roles that you may see throughout your stay in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. Our team will meet with you each day to discuss your care. You are always welcome to ask any of us questions.

Epileptologists are doctors who specialize in caring for people of all ages with epilepsy. They have additional training and education in diagnosing and managing various kinds of seizures.

Advanced practice clinicians will work with the epileptologist to manage your medications and other aspects of your care.

Monitor watchers help to keep you safe by watching your video recording at all times. They alert a nurse if you start having prolonged or frequent seizures.

Our nurses are trained in how to monitor and evaluate your condition during a seizure. They work with the monitor watcher to assess your condition and keep you safe.

EEG technologists are responsible for obtaining accurate recordings and videos. They can answer any technical questions about your recordings.

Patient care technicians will help to keep you comfortable in your room and assist the nurses with your care.