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

Concussion Therapy

Whoa! That was quite a blow to the head!

The impact was hard, but thank goodness you were able to walk away completely unhurt. Or were you?

Many people suffer concussions and aren’t even aware of it. Concussions can be caused by hitting your head or by the rapid force of whiplash, such as from an automobile accident or direct hit in a contact sport. Concussions are common and the effects are usually temporary, but they are still considered an injury to the brain and require evaluation and treatment.

Symptoms of concussion:

  • Balance problems.
  • Blurred or double vision.
  • Confusion fogginess, difficulty concentrating or slowed processing of information.
  • Dazed, confused or glassy-eyed stare.
  • Dizziness.
  • Fatigue or difficulty sleeping.
  • Headache.
  • Memory problems.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Personality changes, such as aggression, anxiety, depression, irritability, mood swings or restlessness.
  • Sensitivity to light.
  • Slurred speech.

When you suffer a concussion, your body needs time to rest and heal completely before resuming your normal activities — especially contact sports. Our physical therapists who specialize in neurological and vestibular (balance and eye) movements will work with your physician to help you manage your symptoms, restore strength and endurance, improve balance issues, reduce headaches and get you back to your normal routine as quickly and safely as possible.