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

Center for Rehabilitation

To learn more,
call us at 302-623-1500

ChristianaCare
Rehabilitation Services

Center for Rehabilitation
501 W. 14th St.,
Wilmington, DE 19801 directions

We are an accredited Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility with specialty accreditation in stroke, brain injury, and limb loss by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

ChristianaCare’s innovative 40-bed, CARF-accredited rehabilitation unit on the beautifully transformed Wilmington Hospital campus is uniquely designed with the latest in therapeutic technology and real-life skill simulation environments to help you reclaim independence and build confidence as you progress toward home. CARF accreditation is an internationally recognized assurance that your care at ChristianaCare’s Center for Rehabilitation at Wilmington Hospital meets rigorous standards for service and is quality-focused on helping you achieve the best results.

Learn more about the ChristianaCare Center for Rehabilitation at Wilmington Hospital

Treatment for your diagnosis

Our interdisciplinary team of rehabilitation experts specializes in partnering with patients and families recovering from:

Specialized clinicians and therapists for your needs

Led by one of our board-certified physicians in physical medicine and rehabilitation, our interdisciplinary team of rehabilitation specialists creates a personalized treatment plan to help you regain functional skills strength and mobility following surgery, injury or a debilitating illness. Team members include:

  • Occupational therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Rehabilitation nurses
  • Recreational therapists
  • Social workers and case managers
  • Speech-language pathologists

Advanced acute-care rehabilitation facilities

The Center for Rehabilitation at Wilmington Hospital features the latest in barrier-free and advanced rehabilitation technologies. Innovative simulation environments, including a fully furnished residential apartment help you regain confidence with everyday living skills and prepare you to return to your daily routine safely and independently. With our new Ventricular Device/Structural Heart Program, patients with heart failure can now stay closer to their families for inpatient rehabilitation.

The Center for Rehabilitation at Wilmington Hospital helps you reclaim the independence and activity level that puts you back on the road to your best health. You’ll find partnering with our knowledgeable, compassionate and respectful Rehabilitation Services team and our patient and family-centered approach to be highlights of your care experience. From acute rehabilitation care that begins at the hospital bedside, to a personalized outpatient treatment plan that helps speed your recovery and prepares you to return home, ChristianaCare’s Rehabilitation Services helps speed your recovery and return you home.

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