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.

ChristianaCare Neurosciences

Headaches and Migraines

If you suffer from chronic headaches or migraine headaches, you know how much they can intrude on your life. Migraines, in particular, can rob you of all pleasure when they strike. They can last as long as 72 hours, and in addition to a throbbing head, you may experience nausea and vomiting, lightheadedness, sensitivity to light and vision problems.

Neurologists at ChristianaCare have the expertise to help identify potential triggers and find the right treatment approach so you can get back to leading a full life — without worrying about when the next headache or migraine will strike. When you consult one of our specialists, they will ask about your health history as well as have you describe your headaches: how long they typically last, when they occur, how severe they are, what type of pain you experience, and other details.

Once they have gathered information about your headaches, your neurologist can focus on finding the right treatment options. These may include one or more medications, both to prevent headaches or to stop them or make them less severe once they start. For patients with chronic migraines, your neurologist may recommend Botox® injections. Botox® was approved by the FDA for chronic migraines in 2010, and many of our patients have experienced relief from it.

ChristianaCare Neurology Specialists

302-623-3017
200 Hygeia Drive, Suite 1420, Newark, DE 19713 directions
735 Mapleton Avenue, Middletown, DE 19709 directions