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

Hand, Wrist and Elbow Therapy

When your hands, wrists or elbows hurt or feel numb, it’s debilitating. The simplest activities — signing your name or shaking hands — can be downright painful or even impossible. Our experienced physical and occupational therapists specialize in stretching and strengthening exercises as well as many innovative therapies:

  • Custom dynamic splint fabrication.
  • Fluidotherapy (dry heat therapy).
  • Kinesio Tex taping for nonrestrictive support and stability.
  • Iontophoresis (treatment sending weak electrical current to deliver anti-inflammatory medications directly into the skin).
  • Gentle massage to relieve swelling.
  • Neuromuscular electrical nerve stimulation.
  • Ultrasound to relax tissues, improve blood flow and break down scar tissue.

If you suffer from any of the following conditions, let our team customize a treatment plan to help relieve your pain once again allow you to greet friends with a firm handshake:

  • Brachial plexus and nerve injuries.
  • Burns, wound and scars.
  • Carpal instability.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
  • Central nervous system impairment, including spinal cord injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis and ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease.
  • Complex trauma, fractures, amputations and surgical reattachments.
  • Tendon repair, graft or transfer.