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

Rehabilitation appointment information – Learn more

For the safety of our patients and caregivers, we have expanded and changed how we deliver care to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Depending on your medical needs, your appointments could take place in-person or by video. Existing ChristianaCare patients can request a virtual appointment by sending a message to “Rehabilitation Services Physical, Occupational, Speech Therapy” on the ChristianaCare patient portal.

Before Your Appointment

Please complete the required health history information on the ChristianaCare patient portal. Any additional required paperwork will be emailed to you.

 

What to Expect from an In-Person Visit

When you come to see us, you will experience a welcoming environment that’s a little different.

Before your appointment, you will answer some COVID-19 screening questions through secured text messaging or at the door. Our team will let you know when you are cleared to come into the office.

Your support person can help you get into the office, but they should plan to wait in the car during your appointment. You should plan to wear a face mask throughout your appointment.

After your appointment, our team will assist you in getting back to your car.

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

Rehabilitation appointment information – Learn more

For the safety of our patients and caregivers, we have expanded and changed how we deliver care to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Depending on your medical needs, your appointments could take place in-person or by video. Existing ChristianaCare patients can request a virtual appointment by sending a message to “Rehabilitation Services Physical, Occupational, Speech Therapy” on the ChristianaCare patient portal.

Before Your Appointment

Please complete the required health history information on the ChristianaCare patient portal. Any additional required paperwork will be emailed to you.

 

What to Expect from an In-Person Visit

When you come to see us, you will experience a welcoming environment that’s a little different.

Before your appointment, you will answer some COVID-19 screening questions through secured text messaging or at the door. Our team will let you know when you are cleared to come into the office.

Your support person can help you get into the office, but they should plan to wait in the car during your appointment. You should plan to wear a face mask throughout your appointment.

After your appointment, our team will assist you in getting back to your car.

ChristianaCare
Rehabilitation Services

Audiology

As part of our longstanding commitment to provide patients with the most innovative advancements in health care, ChristianaCare Rehabilitation Services offers comprehensive audiology services for adults and children.

Helping With Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can result from acoustic trauma, chronic ear infections, head injury, medications, and normal deterioration common to old age and many other causes. Our audiologists can help determine if your patients are experiencing hearing loss. And, when a hearing impairment is detected, we can provide a path forward through treatment or assistive devices, education and support.

Diagnostic Audiology

  • Hearing evaluation.
  • Tympanometry and acoustic reflex testing.
  • Otoacoustic emission testing.
  • Tinnitus evaluation.
  • Auditory brainstem response testing.
  • Electroneuronography.

Auditory Rehabilitation

  • Hearing aid dispensing.
  • Hearing aid repair.
  • Cochlear implant evaluation and programming.
  • Custom earmolds and hearing protection.
  • Tinnitus retraining therapy.
  •  Hearing assistance technology.

Vestibular Services

  • Electronystagmography.
  • Vestibular evoked myogenic potential.
  • Electrocochleography.
  • Rotary chair testing.

Comprehensive Audiology Services are currently available at the following locations:

ChristianaCare Outpatient Rehabilitation Service
Medical Arts Pavilion 2
4735 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Suite 1205, Newark, DE 19713

ChristianaCare Rehabilitation Services at Glasgow
Springside Plaza, Connor Building
300 Biddle Avenue, Newark, DE 19702

ChristianaCare Rehabilitation Services at Wilmington
Wilmington Hospital
501 W. 14th Street, 6th Floor, Wilmington, DE 19801

To schedule an appointment at any of these locations, please call 302-623-1500.

Referrals & Coverage

Outpatient audiology services are often covered by health plans, but with limitations. Patients should check with their insurers to determine the need for a physician referral and extent of coverage.