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

Vestibular Services

Balance problems and dizziness are often caused by problems in the vestibular system, or inner ear. Specialized vestibular testing by an audiologist can help determine what is causing you to lose your balance, and allow our trained therapists to customize a treatment plan to help.

Dynamic platform posturography

This test provides information about which parts of the balance system you rely on most. You stand in bare feet on a special platform and balance under various conditions, wearing a special harness for safety.

Electrocochleography (ECOG)

This test measures electrical potentials in your inner ear. ECOG checks for the presence of excess fluid in your inner ear. Results help guide your treatment.

Electronystagmography (ENG)

This test records and analyzes your eye movements to identify inner-ear or central nervous system disorders.

Rotary chair testing

This test measures your eye movement to diagnose or rule out inner ear or the central nervous system problems. During this test, you sit in a computer-controlled chair that rotates and oscillates at various speeds. Slow speeds move in a full circle, and faster speeds move back and forth in a small arc. The testing room is dark, but a video camera and a microphone mounted at the top of the chair allows constant contact between you and your audiologist.

Vestibular evoked myogenic potential (VEMP)

VEMP uses electrodes to measure small changes in your neck muscle contractions to check if your saccule, the inferior vestibular nerve, and central connections are intact and working normally.