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.

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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: 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.

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Rehabilitation Services

Speech Therapy

Communication keeps us connected, and practice builds confidence. ChristianaCare’s speech and language pathologists are uniquely prepared to help both children and adults overcome developmental vocal challenges or speech impairments caused by injury or disease. Our team is also skilled in helping patients regain the ability to eat, drink, chew and swallow.

Our highly skilled speech and language therapists will guide you through today’s most advanced, evidence-based therapies in state-of the-art facilities both within our hospitals, and in outpatient community locations convenient to where you live and work. Each impressively outfitted site features the latest, most proven diagnostic technology and equipment to help you rehabilitate safely and effectively. Most importantly, you’ll find partnering with our knowledgeable, compassionate and respectful speech and language therapists and our patient and family-centered approach to be highlights of your care experience.

Treatment for your diagnosis

  • Speech disorders such as apraxia and dysarthria.
  • Language disorders such as aphasia.
  • Parkinson’s disease.
  • Neurological disorders.
  • Stroke.
  • Stuttering.
  • Swallowing disorders.
  • Traumatic brain injury.
  • Voice disorders such as paradoxical vocal cord dysfunction.
  • Concussion.


Specialized therapy for your needs

Our highly skilled speech and language pathologists employ state-of-the-art equipment to assess and treat voice and breathing for functional communication. Therapy may include recommendations for devices to assist you with communication, or teaching you techniques for speaking clearly. If you have swallowing difficulties, treatment may include exercises to strengthen your swallow muscles.

We offer a wide range of specialty services and treatment programs, including:

  • Accent reduction therapy.
  • Fiberoptic endoscopic swallowing evaluation.
  • Laryngectomy/head and neck cancer rehabilitation.
  • Neuromuscular electrical stimulation to treat swallowing disorders.
  • LSVT LOUD® for Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders.
  • Pediatric rehabilitation.
  • Videofluoroscopic swallowing evaluation.
  • Videostroboscopy — the gold standard for diagnosing voice disorders. ChristianaCare is the only hospital in Delaware that offers this advanced technology.
  • Aerodynamic voice assessment.