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

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

Outpatient Neurology

When first diagnosed, chronic neurological disorders such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease can be scary. Living with them should not be.

Neurologists at ChristianaCare’s outpatient neurology practice will partner with you to create a treatment plan that to help you live with your neurological condition and help you to improve your life. Our neurologists are trained to help you deal effectively with existing symptoms, identify new symptoms, properly treat them and consistently monitor your health to ensure you enjoy the best quality of life possible.

ChristianaCare’s outpatient neurology practice can offer assistance with a range of neurological conditions, including:

Stroke

After having a mild or severe stroke, our neurologists help patients develop habits and strategies to help prevent additional strokes, regain prestroke functioning and improve quality of life.

Seizures and epilepsy

Neurologists at ChristianaCare have worked with many patients with epilepsy, and they have experience treating people who suffer from different types of seizures with different symptoms.

Headaches and migraines

Neurologists at ChristianaCare have the expertise to help identify potential triggers and find the right treatment approach for your chronic headaches and migraines.

Multiple sclerosis

At ChristianaCare, a neurologist works closely with other clinicians to develop a comprehensive treatment plan for their patients with MS.

Parkinson’s disease

Neurologists at ChristianaCare have expertise managing Parkinson’s disease symptoms and slowing the disease’s progress and the toll it takes on patients’ lives.

Sleep medicine

Our board-certified sleep medicine specialists can often find the root of the sleep problem and develop effective treatment options.

Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss

Our neurologists can help to accurately diagnose the cause of the memory loss, offer available treatments and make appropriate referrals for support services.

Testing and lab work

ChristianaCare offers a wide range of neurologic testing to help diagnosis of neurologic disorders, including EEGs, EMGs, or sleep studies.

ChristianaCare Neurology Specialists
302-623-3017
200 Hygeia Drive, Suite 1420, Newark, DE 19713 directions

735 Mapleton Avenue, Middletown, DE 19709 directions

Wilmington Hospital – Gateway Building
501 West 14th Street, 5th Floor, Wilmington, DE 19801 directions