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.

ChristianaCare Rehabilitation Services

Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation

How blessed you are that your father, wife, or teenage child survived the stroke or traumatic brain injury and has progressed enough to continue recovering at home. How overwhelming that you now must find your way as the primary caretaker through this next step in the recovery process.

Brain injuries and the complications from stroke impact family members’ loved ones and caregivers in significant ways. Just as every person’s brain is unique, every brain injury is different. One common thread that every family facing brain injury learns is that recovery is truly a process. One that works best with long-term planning and the commitment of everyone involved.

No family has to go through this alone. From inpatient care to recovery at home, ChristianaCare’s Stroke and Brain Injury programs are uniquely designed to help each patient achieve the highest possible quality of life and independence — and to support caregivers in learning to help coach them through recovery. Our interdisciplinary team of brain injury experts regularly reviews each patient’s progress and adjusts treatment goals, openly communicates with family members and caregivers to ensure that coordination, communication, and consistency remain priorities for each patient’s individualized treatment plan.

Our outpatient brain injury and stroke rehabilitation programs carry forth the recovery progress established by our regionally renowned Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)-accredited inpatient programs. Awarded the highest certification, each meets rigorous peer-reviewed standards of accountability and excellence in providing exceptional quality.

To help ensure that recovery continues to progress, we’re here to help with:

Occupational therapy

  • Activities of daily living and life skills training
  • Upper-extremity retraining
  • Splinting/serial casting
  • Community re-entry
  • Functional cognition skills

Physical therapy

  • Balance programming
  • Advanced mobility equipment
  • Gait and transfer training
  • Strengthening and endurance programs

Speech and language pathology

  • Video swallow and FEES testing
  • Voice therapy
  • Language skills retraining
  • Language-based cognitive skills

Neuropsychology

  • Full battery assessments
  • Treatment and counseling for individuals and families
  • Behavioral management

We can also help connect you with community-based services to help make life easier

  • Assistance for visual impairment
  • Community support groups
  • Door-to-door transportation assistance
  • Driver education
  • Financial management
  • Orthotics and prosthetics
  • Psychiatry and counseling
  • Spasticity and tone management
  • Vocational rehabilitation

When healing from stroke or traumatic brain injury, recovery is measured differently for each patient. Let us help your family put the right plan in place to meet your goals.