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.

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Rehabilitation Services

Auditory Rehabilitation

Do you have trouble following conversations? Does your family complain that your television is too loud? Do you find yourself pretending to hear just to avoid having to ask people to repeat themselves yet again? Our audiologists will assess your needs and develop a plan to help make it easier for you to communicate with others. Therapy and devices include:

Hearing aids

We’ll help you select the most appropriate style and technology, fit it precisely to your ear, make minor repairs and, if needed, oversee major repairs.

Hearing assistance technology

Television listening systems, amplified telephones, alarm clocks and other alerting devices can all make communication easier for those who have difficulty hearing. Hearing assistance technology devices can be used alone, or to supplement a hearing aid. We’ll help you choose among the many options available.

Custom ear molds

Our auditory team is experienced in creating custom ear molds for hearing aids, noise protection devices, earplugs, earphones, stethoscopes and communication headsets.

Tinnitus retraining therapy

That ringing, buzzing or hissing sound you hear in your ears when nothing near you is causing a sound is called tinnitus, and it can be extremely frustrating when you cannot turn off the sound. Our tinnitus experts will help you understand what causes this frustrating condition and find ways to retrain the way your auditory system processes sounds. Ours is one of a select number of programs qualified to help you break through the bothersome noise and find welcome relief so you can concentrate on the sounds you want to hear.